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# japan-2 - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Stuttering France held by impressive Japan

It was the first international at the newly-opened venue U Arena and its artificial pitch.

# japan-2 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

# japan-2 - Monday 19 June, 2017

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue

The back-row had to wait two years between his two Irish caps.

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban Ban

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban

The Japanese centre has been banned for tip tackle on Devin Toner.

# japan-2 - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?

Cast your mind all the way back to 2005.

# japan-2 - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Schmidt's Ireland and the U20s look to future with exciting summer squads

Both squads will provide opportunities for younger players to shine.

# japan-2 - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

All Blacks to face Japan in November Test ahead of World Cup

The world champions will meet the Brave Blossoms in a one-off Test next year.

# japan-2 - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Dates for Ireland's first Test matches against Japan since 2005 confirmed

Joe Schmidt’s side will face the Brave Blossoms in June 2017.

# japan-2 - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Last-gasp drop-goal saves Welsh blushes against Japan

Sam Davies was the hero as the hosts snatched victory at the death in Cardiff.

# japan-2 - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Scotland make light work of Japan in opening Test

There was no chance of a World Cup revenge for the Asian side.

# japan-2 - Friday 25 September, 2015

Analysis: Japan show importance of high-quality coaching at RWC

Eddie Jones’ men are a joy to watch with their programmed attack and clever set-piece.

# japan-2 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

We'll Leave it There So: Fergie's 'world class' players, Leinster's McLaughlin retires and all today's sport

Plus, Ireland loves Japan and a Dublin GAA star’s car is stolen.

# japan-2 - Monday 21 September, 2015

Jubilant Japanese fans force official Rugby World Cup store to close in London

You can hardly blame them, can you?

Analysis: Japan's shock RWC win included a stunning set-piece try

Ayumu Goromaru’s brilliant score captured many elements of the incredible Japan performance.

# japan-2 - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Here's how the last few moments of yesterday's epic clash played out on Japanese TV

Inevitably, everything went crazy when Karne Hesketh went over in the corner.

# japan-2 - Saturday 19 September, 2015

‘A rugby miracle’ – Here are the highlights of Japan’s historic triumph

There were emotional scenes as Karne Hesketh claimed a last-gasp try.

# japan-2 - Monday 8 December, 2014

Pep Guardiola is dipping one of his immaculate loafers into the world of rugby

Pep has been giving some advice to Japan head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the World Cup.

# japan-2 - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Wonderful GIF of Japanese rugby player absolutely botching a swan dive

Kosuke Hashino, hang your head in shame.