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#JAPAN 2019

# japan-2019 - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother

Aug 8th 2020, 11:59 AM 13,237 Views 1 Comment

Billy Vunipola admitted he ‘affected the chemistry’ of the England team during their run to the final in Japan.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

World Rugby release statement criticising World Cup refereeing standards
# Stinging
# Stinging

World Rugby release statement criticising World Cup refereeing standards

Sep 24th 2019, 11:46 AM 13,383 Views 38 Comments

The governing body says it is ‘confident of the highest standards of officiating’ moving forward.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Heaslip, Ferris and Madigan join RTÉ's Rugby World Cup coverage
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Heaslip, Ferris and Madigan join RTÉ's Rugby World Cup coverage

Sep 11th 2019, 5:00 PM 32,269 Views 56 Comments

All of Ireland’s games from Japan will be live on RTÉ.

# japan-2019 - Thursday 5 September, 2019

'I keep trying to tell myself to enjoy it': Kearney's third and final World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

'I keep trying to tell myself to enjoy it': Kearney's third and final World Cup

Sep 5th 2019, 4:08 PM 5,598 Views 18 Comments

The Ireland fullback starts against Wales on Saturday.

# japan-2019 - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Hansen puts focus on World Cup after New Zealand lose top spot in rankings
# Watch The Throne
# Watch The Throne

Hansen puts focus on World Cup after New Zealand lose top spot in rankings

Aug 18th 2019, 11:48 AM 11,462 Views 22 Comments

The All Black boss says he has found some answers to problems over the course of the Rugby Championship.

# japan-2019 - Monday 12 August, 2019

Ireland's RWC pool rivals Japan rise to 9th in world rankings after impressive win over USA
# Movers And Shakers
# Movers And Shakers

Ireland's RWC pool rivals Japan rise to 9th in world rankings after impressive win over USA

Aug 12th 2019, 4:40 PM 10,080 Views 10 Comments

Jamie Joseph’s side are in rude health.

# japan-2019 - Monday 5 August, 2019

Dillane and Scannell return to provincial duty as Schmidt names 43-man squad for Italy clash
# Squad
# Squad

Dillane and Scannell return to provincial duty as Schmidt names 43-man squad for Italy clash

Aug 5th 2019, 10:18 AM 38,002 Views 61 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side face Italy on Saturday afternoon in the first of four warm-up games ahead of the World Cup.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Kolbe return among 12 changes for 'Boks as they take on New Zealand
# Test Run
# Test Run

Kolbe return among 12 changes for 'Boks as they take on New Zealand

Jul 24th 2019, 9:14 AM 8,678 Views 6 Comments

After demolishing Australia, Rassie Erasmus will unleash his strongest available team this weekend.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks
# Dress Rehearsal
# Dress Rehearsal

All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks

Jul 23rd 2019, 1:42 PM 5,867 Views 4 Comments

South Africa’s only win in eight Tests against the world champions came in New Zealand’s capital.

# japan-2019 - Friday 19 July, 2019

Reece in the limelight as World Cup looms large over international rugby season kick-off
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Reece in the limelight as World Cup looms large over international rugby season kick-off

Jul 19th 2019, 9:54 PM 6,757 Views 1 Comment

The tick-tock of Rugby World Cup countdown is getting louder, though New Zealand and South Africa are holding back on opening weekend.

Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland
# Official Business
# Official Business

Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland

Jul 19th 2019, 3:28 PM 7,394 Views 17 Comments

The veteran English official hasn’t always been a good omen for Ireland.

# japan-2019 - Thursday 27 June, 2019

'Playing at a World Cup is always something I've really, really wanted to do'
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

'Playing at a World Cup is always something I've really, really wanted to do'

Jun 27th 2019, 10:35 AM 9,195 Views 10 Comments

Joey Carbery recalls his earliest World Cup memories as he prepares for Japan 2019.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Toner returning to full fitness for career's final big stretch
# Lock Stock
# Lock Stock

Toner returning to full fitness for career's final big stretch

Jun 26th 2019, 6:00 PM 6,968 Views 13 Comments

The second row hopes to soon be back in full training ahead of what he expects to be his last World Cup.

# japan-2019 - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together

Jun 20th 2019, 1:18 PM 12,279 Views 15 Comments

The former Japan boss has made exceptions in his initial squad, but Dylan Hartley is not one of them.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving
# Time Served
# Time Served

Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving

Jun 19th 2019, 11:09 AM 3,942 Views 3 Comments

The Waratahs suspended the 26-year-old for two games after the incident, so the fourth match of his punishment will be played this weekend.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Japan captain Leitch 'quietly confident' as he faces World Cup pool with Ireland
# Pool A
# Pool A

Japan captain Leitch 'quietly confident' as he faces World Cup pool with Ireland

Jun 12th 2019, 9:05 AM 5,797 Views 8 Comments

‘Once we get out of (the pool) we’ve either got New Zealand or South Africa, and we’re not going to lay down for them either.’

# japan-2019 - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Ireland captain Best calls for expanded World Cup squads
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Ireland captain Best calls for expanded World Cup squads

Jun 6th 2019, 2:12 PM 11,610 Views 25 Comments

‘At a World Cup you shouldn’t have to have makeshift people in there,’ the hooker says.

'There's no point going 'oh sure it'll be right when we get to Japan''
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

'There's no point going 'oh sure it'll be right when we get to Japan''

Jun 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,804 Views 5 Comments

Ireland captain Rory Best knows his side need to find form and intensity in this summer’s warm-up games.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Bowe surprised by McCloskey's omission from Schmidt's World Cup training squad
# Overlooked
# Overlooked

Bowe surprised by McCloskey's omission from Schmidt's World Cup training squad

Jun 5th 2019, 7:45 AM 8,428 Views 15 Comments

The Ulster centre enjoyed an excellent season but was overlooked for Ireland’s extended summer panel.

Sexton insists Ireland have not already peaked as he takes aim at World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Sexton insists Ireland have not already peaked as he takes aim at World Cup

Jun 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,873 Views 48 Comments

With a Grand Slam and a first-ever home win over New Zealand, 2018 was a tough act to follow for Ireland.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness
# Gold Standard
# Gold Standard

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness

May 28th 2019, 2:00 AM 11,922 Views 10 Comments

The Wallabies back row is struggling with a calf issue and his club have been unable to put a time frame on his return.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Gatland calls up two uncapped players for Wales' World Cup training squad
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Gatland calls up two uncapped players for Wales' World Cup training squad

Apr 30th 2019, 2:36 PM 4,709 Views 8 Comments

Prop Rhys Carre and wing Owen Lane have been included in the 42-man training panel.

# japan-2019 - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Schmidt to name Ireland's 31-man World Cup squad before final warm-up game
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Schmidt to name Ireland's 31-man World Cup squad before final warm-up game

Apr 18th 2019, 2:11 PM 8,817 Views 20 Comments

The head coach will have to cut his panel down to 31 players by 7 September.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

All Black coach Hansen stokes Cheika rivalry with 'Mickey Mouse' jibe
# Black Ops
# Black Ops

All Black coach Hansen stokes Cheika rivalry with 'Mickey Mouse' jibe

Feb 5th 2019, 9:59 AM 9,118 Views 2 Comments

New Zealand’s head coach admits he actively uses mind games against other coaches, though not against ‘a good coach and a mate’ Joe Schmidt.

# japan-2019 - Monday 4 February, 2019

Australia pull Larkham from attack coach role after Cheika row
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Australia pull Larkham from attack coach role after Cheika row

Feb 4th 2019, 9:23 AM 7,939 Views 2 Comments

Rugby Australia have moved the former out-half to a new role just over seven months before the Wallabies begin their World Cup campaign.

# japan-2019 - Monday 14 January, 2019

Ireland World Cup tickets 'extremely limited' ahead of general sale
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Ireland World Cup tickets 'extremely limited' ahead of general sale

Jan 14th 2019, 9:31 PM 26,813 Views 30 Comments

First-come-first-served ticket sales for this year’s tournament in Japan begin this week.

# japan-2019 - Friday 23 November, 2018

Van der Merwe strikes twice to seal final World Cup place for Canada
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Van der Merwe strikes twice to seal final World Cup place for Canada

Nov 23rd 2018, 9:59 PM 10,926 Views 5 Comments

The Canucks will face New Zealand and South Africa in Japan.

# japan-2019 - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Namibia become 19th team to book their place at next year's World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Namibia become 19th team to book their place at next year's World Cup

Aug 18th 2018, 10:23 PM 6,916 Views 8 Comments

They’ll go into a pool with defending champions New Zealand, South Africa and Italy.

# japan-2019 - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Samoa beat Germany to secure place in Ireland's World Cup pool
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Samoa beat Germany to secure place in Ireland's World Cup pool

Jul 15th 2018, 8:05 AM 8,391 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side will face Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa at next year’s tournament.

# japan-2019 - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Germany keep World Cup dream alive, will face Samoa for place in Ireland's pool
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Germany keep World Cup dream alive, will face Samoa for place in Ireland's pool

Jun 16th 2018, 6:35 PM 8,877 Views 4 Comments

The sides will face off in a home-and-away play-off.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

2019 RWC qualifying appeals fail, World Rugby vows to take tighter control
# Governance
# Governance

2019 RWC qualifying appeals fail, World Rugby vows to take tighter control

Jun 6th 2018, 5:09 PM 4,262 Views 9 Comments

The governing body promises to undertake a full review and possibly build a database to help avoid a repeat of the debacle which leaves Russia in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup pool.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Romania to appeal Rugby World Cup disqualification
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Romania to appeal Rugby World Cup disqualification

May 16th 2018, 1:32 PM 7,030 Views 8 Comments

The Romanian rugby federation insist the player at the centre of the controversy was eligible to play for them.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Russia to join Ireland's RWC Pool as ruling made on Rugby Europe debacle
# Controversy
# Controversy

Russia to join Ireland's RWC Pool as ruling made on Rugby Europe debacle

May 15th 2018, 5:41 PM 13,890 Views 45 Comments

Spain, Romania and Belgium were all hit with sanctions for fielding ineligible players.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Rugby Europe row rankles with Samoa as they face wait for World Cup qualifier
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Rugby Europe row rankles with Samoa as they face wait for World Cup qualifier

May 2nd 2018, 8:02 PM 12,513 Views 15 Comments

The Pacific nation is likely to join Ireland in RWC Pool A, but delaying their play-off with a European team could complicate matters for their best players.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Cheika set to walk if Wallabies don't win World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Cheika set to walk if Wallabies don't win World Cup

Feb 28th 2018, 7:55 AM 5,976 Views 9 Comments

“So there is only winning the World Cup, otherwise it is probably somebody else’s opportunity to do it.”

# japan-2019 - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Ex-Munster prop Sagario helps Uruguay to qualify for 2019 World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Ex-Munster prop Sagario helps Uruguay to qualify for 2019 World Cup

Feb 4th 2018, 1:47 PM 8,860 Views 6 Comments

Uruguay qualify as Americas 2 and join Australia, Wales, Georgia and Fiji in Pool D.

# japan-2019 - Friday 26 January, 2018

Planning on following Ireland at the 2019 World Cup? Tickets go on sale tomorrow
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Planning on following Ireland at the 2019 World Cup? Tickets go on sale tomorrow

Jan 26th 2018, 3:08 PM 6,644 Views 6 Comments

Fans can apply for team and stadium packs as tickets go on sale globally.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'June will be very tough for us, today's draw will spark a real interest (in Japan)' -- Joe Schmidt
# Sneak Preview
# Sneak Preview

'June will be very tough for us, today's draw will spark a real interest (in Japan)' -- Joe Schmidt

May 10th 2017, 3:44 PM 6,570 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland head coach called the pool draw featuring Scotland and Japan ‘a mixed bag’.

Ireland draw Scotland, while England placed in pool of death again for 2019 Rugby World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Ireland draw Scotland, while England placed in pool of death again for 2019 Rugby World Cup

May 10th 2017, 9:29 AM 46,498 Views 73 Comments

Joe Schmidt should be very happy with what the pool draw delivered in Kyoto.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Pumas, 'Boks and Les Bleus the ones to avoid as Ireland go to RWC draw as a top seed
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Pumas, 'Boks and Les Bleus the ones to avoid as Ireland go to RWC draw as a top seed

May 9th 2017, 9:45 AM 9,861 Views 25 Comments

If Ireland are to reach their first ever World Cup semi-final, a bit of luck in tomorrow’s pool draw in Kyoto is vital.

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