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Typhoon swamps Japan v Brazil Davis Cup tie

2017-09-17 13:30

Typhoon showers again washed out play in the Davis Cup world group playoff between Japan and Brazil with the hosts on the cusp of victory.

'Nervousness' ahead of Japan 2019 RWC

2017-09-11 13:36

Japan's hosting of the 2019 Rugby World Cup has created "nervousness" about whether big crowds will turn up.

Toner reaches half century for Ireland

2017-06-22 10:17

Devin Toner will win his 50th cap when Ireland face Japan in Tokyo, while John Cooney is set to make his debut as a replacement.

Joseph changes 5 for Japan v Ireland clash

2017-06-15 13:01

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has made five changes to his starting line-up to face Ireland at Shizuoka's Ecopa Stadium on Saturday.

Japan turn attention to Ireland Tests

2017-06-12 13:00

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph knows his side must improve after they opened their June campaign with a 33-21 win over Romania.

Japan comfortable in Romania win

2017-06-10 10:08

Japan claimed a 33-21 win over Romania in their first Test of their June campaign at Egao Kenko Stadium, Kumamoto on Saturday.

Japan a 'sardine' in the sandwich - Joseph

2017-05-11 11:19

Japan coach Jamie Joseph insists the Brave Blossoms are World Cup small fry, despite a breakout performance two years ago.

Bok heartbreaker 'not wanted' at Toulon

2017-04-12 14:25

Star Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru will leave Toulon at the end of the season, the French Top 14 side's outspoken president says.

Brighton, home of Boks' darkest day, a Japanese tourist attraction

2017-02-22 13:50

The Amex Stadium in Brighton has become a Japense tourist attraction after it hosted one of the most memorable days of rugby.

Fiji beat Japan to end European tour

2016-11-26 19:38

Fiji ended their European tour with a domineering victory over Japan in Vannes.

 

Japan told to speed up 2019 RWC preparations

2017-09-17 09:48

Japanese organisers were warned to accelerate their preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, with training venues a key area of concern.

Japan beat Australia to qualify for 2018 SWC

2017-08-31 14:50

Japan qualified for the 2018 Soccer World Cup by beating Australia in their penultimate Asian qualifying Group B tie in Saitama.

Irish tourists rack up 50 against Japan

2017-06-17 09:30

Ireland served Japan a brutal reality check as they crushed the Asian champions 50-22 on Saturday in the second of their three-match summer tour.

Ireland ring changes for Japan Test

2017-06-15 12:51

Ireland have made six changes for this week's Japan Test, days after running riot against the United States in New Jersey.

Japan rumble Romania in RWC rehearsal

2017-06-10 15:50

Japan ground out victory over Romania in the first of three home Tests against opponents they are set to face at the next World Cup.

Japan to host All Blacks next year

2017-05-17 08:04

Japan are set to host the world champion All Blacks in a Test match next year as part of the build-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Japan set for Ireland dress rehearsal

2017-05-10 13:26

Jamie Joseph is relishing facing Ireland in June after Japan were pooled alongside them in the 2019 World Cup draw.

Ex-Kings centre eyes Test rugby for Japan

2017-03-17 17:05

Former Southern Kings and EP centre Shane Gates has embraced life in Japan following his first season in the Far East.

Forget World Cup heroics - Joseph

2017-01-19 11:35

Japan coach Jamie Joseph wants to forget the country's astonishing 2015 RWC run as he looks to create his own blueprint for the future.

Jones puts the boot into Wales after Japan scare

2016-11-20 13:50

As if the criticism from their compatriots wasn't enough, Wales had to suffer England coach Eddie Jones telling them they had been "complacent" in beating Japan.

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