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Category: Japan rugby union team

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England and Wales tours to Japan off after World Rugby cancels July Tests

All summer tour matches in southern hemisphere offWorld Rugby to consult on possible autumn switchWorld Rugby has postponed the July tour matches in the southern hemisphere and plans to consult with various stakeholders, including clubs, before rearran…

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RFU explores options for rescheduled Japan tour and bumper Six Nations

Fixture pile-up may lead to friction with clubsEngland players set for 25% match fee reductionEngland could move their summer tour of Japan back to October and take part in a bumper “home and away” Six Nations beginning in November as part of a radical…

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Japan blossom and Baa-Baas take Brazil in decade of new horizons | Robert Kitson

The old order has shifted during the past 10 years with Exeter among those growing in stature while France fadedThe best way to measure the true impact of the past rugby decade is to count the number of significant moments few could have foreseen. By t…

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins’ pictures of the decade

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 yearsThis is a collection of images I have shot during the last decade. I wasn’t selecting them because they were necessarily the bigg…

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: Japan stun Scotland and shake up Rugby World Cup | Andy Bull

Typhoon Hagibis nearly stopped this match from taking place at all. But the Brave Blossoms’ win galvanised the tournamentAnd what did you hear in the silence that fell over Yokohama Stadium before kick-off that Sunday night? Grief and sorrow, yes, for …

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My blueprint for 2020: more diversity, salary cap clarity and Six Nations swagger | Ugo Monye

Rugby has much to build on after a thrilling year but clarity on calendars and wages is needed plus more attacking gameplansAt the very top of my agenda for the new year is a commitment to everyone involved in the game in this country to build on the e…

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Japan 2019 might be the moment rugby union glimpsed a more fulfilling future | Robert Kitson

Can-do spirit and a receptive host country look to have opened new markets for what has been a virtually landlocked sportOn stage at the World Rugby awards ceremony on Sunday evening the extraordinary Siya Kolisi was asked what kind of public reaction …

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Rugby World Cup 2019: the story of the tournament in pictures and quotes

Click on each image for more information.In South Africa pressure is not having a job. It is one of your friends being murdered. Rugby shouldn’t be something that creates pressure. Continue reading…

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Rugby mania has swept through Japan. But will that end after the World Cup? | Justin McCurry

Japanese rugby authorities failed to build on the team’s success in 2015 but, as a groundbreaking home tournament draws to a close, there are signs the boom may not turn to bustThe shift in the rugby world’s axis was apparent in a suburban Tokyo park l…

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Joy and pride stirred by Japan is real value of this Rugby World Cup | Andy Bull

Aside from debates about legacy and resources this team have spread happiness when their country needed it the mostThe shrine in Marunouchi is a little different to the 1500 or so others in Tokyo. It has the same trappings, an altar, a bell, paper lant…

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Joy and pride stirred by Japan is real value of this Rugby World Cup | Andy Bull

Aside from debates about legacy and resources this team have spread happiness when their country needed it the mostThe shrine in Marunouchi is a little different to the 1500 or so others in Tokyo. It has the same trappings, an altar, a bell, paper lant…

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‘Everyone’s a fan now’: Japan brims with pride after hosts exit World Cup | Justin McCurry

A captivating run to the quarter-finals could provide an enduring rugby legacy in JapanThe Japanese juggernaut finally came to a halt in the face of a South African roadblock on Sunday. The sequel to the Brighton miracle lacked the drama and romance of…

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Japan’s never-say-die spirit needs nurturing after Rugby World Cup | Andy Bull

Brave Blossoms showed all their fight against South Africa and now need more games against the world’s bestSo long then, and thank you, Japan. Bruises fade, bones heal, tears dry, and even the pain of this will give way, in time, to resounding pride at…

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Rugby World Cup: Wales edge France and South Africa beat Japan – video highlights

Wales booked their place in the semi-finals after they squeezed past a 14-man French side after Sébastien Vahaamahina was dismissed for an elbow in the second-half. They will face an South Africa side that dominated Japan in their quarter-final, defeat…

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South Africa to face Wales in semi-final after grinding down hosts Japan

• Springboks into last four of Rugby World Cup• Makazole Mapimpi scores two tries for visitorsThere was never a chance of 2015 repeating itself as South Africa shattered Japan’s dream to set up a semi-final with Wales next Sunday. The hosts played with…

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Japan v South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019, quarter-final – live!

Rugby World Cup updates as hosts tackle SpringboksRead our Japanese language MBM report of the game!Email your thoughts to Luke here or tweet him here 11.39am BST 13 min: Now the home crowd are on their feet. Fukuoka storms into space down the left win…

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Japan face test of mind and muscle against South Africa in quarter-final

World Cup has elevated the hosts but they are highly programmed and have struggled when tactics changeJapan have made this World Cup with their effervescence, verve and slickness, but to beat South Africa for the second successive tournament they will …

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No quarter given: World Cup comes to life as the knockout stage begins | Andy Bull

The tournament has won millions of new fans in Japan and the onus is on the sport to keep them interested by providing a worthy spectacle in the quarter-finalsA storm blew into the sleepy little city of Oita on Friday morning. It brought thunder, light…

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No quarter given: World Cup comes to life as the knockout stage begins | Andy Bull

The tournament has won millions of new fans in Japan and the onus is on the sport to keep them interested by providing a worthy spectacle in the quarter-finalsA storm blew into the sleepy little city of Oita on Friday morning. It brought thunder, light…