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'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.
'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability'
Irishman Owen Tarrant has worked with the Chiefs in New Zealand and is now with the Kobelco Steelers in Japan.
38-year-old Carter leaves Japanese club but no retirement announcement
The legendary former All Blacks out-half helped the Kobelco Steelers to the Top League title in 2018
'When you look at the stats, I'm really happy with the performance' - Schmidt
Joe Schmidt’s Ireland delivered their second poor performance in a row at the World Cup.
Schmidt's Ireland labour to bonus-point win over Russia in error-strewn performance
Ireland scored five tries but many supporters will be worried by their poor showing in Kobe.
'It doesn't matter if it's Russia or New Zealand - it's about getting back on the horse'
Ireland must bounce back from their shock defeat to Japan against Russia in Kobe today.
Ireland cancel open training session plan for second time in Japan
Joe Schmidt’s squad training against the Kobe Steelers today.
Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa
Gregor Townsend’s men were made to sweat but eventually secured their crucial fourth try.
Ireland set for wholesale changes as Schmidt looks for injection of energy
After the damaging defeat to Japan, it seems likely that there will be changes aplenty for Russia.
'We've got things in our own hands' - Sexton ready to rally against Russia
The 34-year-old found it very difficult to watch on from the sidelines as Ireland were beaten by Japan.
Ireland centre Farrell ruled out of Russia clash due to concussion
Jordi Murphy is due to join the squad in Kobe tomorrow and play on Thursday.
Kobe Bryant set to miss the rest of the season through injury
The 34-year-old called it the most disappointing injury of his career “by far.”
Snapshot: Kobe Bryant tries to kill the story about the fight with a fellow Laker... with this picture
Our money would be on Dwight Howard, for what it’s worth.
Kobe Bryant says he's too old to explain the 'death stare' he fired at his coach
Los Angeles is in a tizzy about a look the Lakers talisman gave their coach.
Off the record: 5 sports stories you may have missed this weekend
Michelle Obama hugs the entire, new Dream Team and Sycerika McMahon is studying a South African sensation closely.
Here are the 20 most expensive cities in the world
Dublin isn’t even in the top 50…