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Japan 'disappointed' after blowing France chance

2017-11-26 08:14

Japan are "disappointed" but happy with their progress after coming within a missed conversion of causing a huge upset by beating France.

Japan make 1 change for France

2017-11-24 12:30

Japan boss Jamie Joseph has made just one alteration to his starting line-up to face France in their end-of-year Test in Nanterre.

Nine-try Wallabies put Japan to the sword

2017-11-04 09:58

Injury-hit Australia have crushed Japan 63-30 in Yokohama to kick off their northern hemisphere tour in impressive style.

Reece Hodge at flyhalf for Wallabies

2017-11-02 09:16

Reece Hodge will start at flyhalf and Kurtley Beale will switch from centre to fullback for the Wallabies against Japan.

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.

 

Stuttering France held by Japan

2017-11-26 00:22

Japan held France to a draw in their final November international with the hosts lucky to avoid a sixth straight defeat.

Kiwi Joseph confident in Japan's scope to improve

2017-11-22 18:40

Japan coach Jamie Joseph says he's happy to sacrifice ranking points in order to better prepare the Brave Blossoms to compete at the World Cup.

SA-born Van der Walt set for Japan debut

2017-11-03 14:46

SA-born utility forward Wimpie van der Walt has been named in Japan’s match-day squad for their Test against Australia in Yokohama.

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.

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