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Japan v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter-final
World Rankings
England and South Africa on the rise in rankings
England and South Africa climb the World Rugby Men's Rankings to ensure that the top four nations will contest the Rugby World Cup semi-finals.
New Zealand v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
REPORT CARD: IRELAND
Schmidt era ends in heartbreak as players fall drastically short
The Rugby World Cup came a year too late for a team who scaled the heights in 2018.
New Zealand v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter-Final
Match review: NZL 46-14 IRE
Brilliant All Blacks make it a sad farewell for Ireland's Best and Schmidt
Coach Hansen hails New Zealand's ferocious defence and seven dazzling tries that set up a mouth-watering semi-final with England.
Jonah Lomu v Ireland 1995
News
When Lomu crushed Ireland and the world was mesmerised
The late, great winger continues to inspire a new generation of All Blacks as they seek to emulate his legendary performance against Ireland in a World Cup.
New Ireland v N Zealand Chicago
Match Preview
All Blacks face another stern test from their tormentors in green
New Zealand have to tackle an Irish team whose Kiwi mentor Joe Schmidt has already plotted two victories over the champions.
Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Analysis: team focus - Ireland
Which Ireland will turn up in Tokyo?
Joe Schmidt's side were superb against Scotland but jaded in losing to Japan. Taking on the All Blacks on Saturday, they will need to be tireless and play at their powerful best.
Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
News
Murray and Sexton: record-breaking partners and pals ... most of the time
For their 56th start together Ireland's half-backs take on the world's No.1 team in a World Cup quarter-final - and they would not want it any other way.
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News
Hansen's thoroughbreds going for double glory
The All Blacks coach dreams of wins for the racehorse he cannot control and the rugby players he can.
Victor Costello on the charge for Ireland
News
The day Ireland Olympian Costello made RWC history
Long before sevens became an Olympic sport, the hard-running number eight competed in the shot put at Barcelona 1992. Eleven years later, he scored a noteworthy Rugby World Cup try.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
team announcement
Schmidt trusts in old guard to repeat All Blacks feat
Ireland's starting line-up includes 12 of the team that beat New Zealand for the second time in three years last November.
two IRE celebrate
News
Persistence pays off in epic quest to beat All Blacks
Ireland waited 111 years and endured several heartbreaks before ending their New Zealand hoodoo in the most unlikely venue.
Sir Stevo Timothy hilariously previews Ireland v Russia
News
RWC Daily host is roaming with a licence to thrill
The video magazine is wooing a whole new audience with its fresh take on all matters rugby, thanks in large part to livewire presenter Elma Smit.
Ireland Portraits - Rugby World Cup 2019
News
Earls calm as All Blacks challenge looms
The Ireland winger admits he was so wound up before the RWC 2015 quarter-final, his wife feared he would have a heart attack, but he is in a much better place now for another tilt at the last four.
Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Analysis: Key man - IRELAND
Furlong must lead from the front for Ireland to reach final stretch
Rugby News Service analysts select key performers to watch out for in this weekend's quarter-finals. The latest is Ireland tight-head prop Tadhg Furlong.
Munster v All Blacks 1978 Donal Canniffe hacks away
News
History-seeking Ireland must summon spirit of Munster against All Blacks
Coach Joe Schmidt has plenty in common with the first Irishman to mastermind a win against New Zealand, writes Rugby News Service correspondent Alan English, author of a book on the epic day in 1978 when Munster shocked the rugby world.
Cian Healy vs Romania 2015
News
Past glories against All Blacks mean nothing to resolute Healy
Ireland's veteran loose-head prop admits the quarter-final tie with New Zealand is a 'defining moment' in his career.
New Zealand Media Access
News
Coles goes full-bore in All Blacks' shot at third straight title
He nearly quit rugby earlier this year but abrasive hooker Dane Coles will ensure New Zealand are firing at 100 per cent when they face Ireland on Saturday.
New Hansen with Schmidt
News
Hansen v Schmidt: a coaching duel for the ages
New Zealand against Ireland is a great modern-day rivalry thanks to Shag the former policeman and Schmiddy the ex-teacher - two Kiwi coaching masterminds.
Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Judicial
Disciplinary update: Bundee Aki (Ireland)
Ireland centre Bundee Aki attended a disciplinary hearing on 14 October having received a red card from referee Nic Berry for an act of foul play in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool A match against Samoa on 12 October.
Johnny Sexton
News
Sexton: never mind the knockers, we're up for the All Blacks
Veteran playmaker says negativity is misplaced and momentum is building within the Ireland squad as they chase another famous victory against New Zealand.
Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
News
Ireland powerhouse Furlong relishing quarter-final challenge
Experienced prop has had success against South Africa and New Zealand, but knows the knockout stages at RWC 2019 are a whole new ball game.
Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Judicial
Disciplinary update: Bundee Aki (Ireland)
Ireland centre Bundee Aki will attend a disciplinary hearing in Tokyo on Monday after receiving a red card against Samoa.
Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
ANALYSIS
Ireland simply too strong at close quarters
Who needs expansive rugby when you have Ireland's forward power? Joe Schmidt's team can take heart from their performance against Samoa.
Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Match review: IRE 47-5 SAM
Seven-try victory puts Irish into last eight despite red card
Joe Schmidt's team are already thinking about the All Blacks following the bonus-point win against Samoa, achieved after the first-half dismissal of Bundee Aki.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Match preview
Ireland out to restore confidence and book last-eight spot
Coach Schmidt's contenders need to rediscover their spark, but already-eliminated Samoa plan to go out with a bang.
World Rugby Press Conference
Official statement
Typhoon Hagibis impact on Rugby World Cup 2019 matches
World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee have announced an update regarding the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis on this weekend’s pool matches. This includes the cancellation of two matches on safety grounds.
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News
Henshaw fit, fresh and ready to fire for Ireland
The centre makes his first appearance at RWC 2019 after recovering from injury as Ireland seek bonus-point victory over Samoa.
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Team announcement
Ireland's Henshaw makes first RWC 2019 start in crucial game against Samoa
The Leinster centre partners Bundee Aki for the match in Fukuoaka on Saturday.
Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
News
It's steady as you go for Furlong's Ireland
On a rare few days off, the prop has been enjoying Japanese culture and cuisine, but he now wants the team to knuckle down and trust in the systems that have served them well.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
News
Fit-again Carbery ready to reward Schmidt's faith
Talented fly-half has had a frustrating year with injuries and is raring to help Ireland get back on track as they seek to secure a place in the knockout stages.
Georgia v Fiji - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
World Rankings
Georgia count cost of Fiji victory in rankings fall
The Lelos have dropped three places in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings after their 45-10 loss to Fiji.
Scotland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
News
Samoa out but they won't lie down
Despite missing the cut for the knockouts, assistant coach Al Rogers says his team are still motivated to upset Ireland in their final Pool A match.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
News
Earls helps Stockdale up from post-defeat lows
The experienced Munster winger has lifted the spirits of his young team-mate after 'incredibly disappointing' Japan setback.
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Rugby fundamentals
Solid defence demands teams have fluid lines
Simply put, if teams do not score, they do not win, so a structure that holds out the opposition attack is crucial.
2017 HSBC Sydney Sevens
Press Release
Rugby World Cup stars unite to support #KeepRugbyClean initiative
All 20 teams at RWC 2019 will unite to get behind Keep Rugby Clean weekend on 5-6 October in a show of solidarity and support for World Rugby’s anti-doping education and awareness programme.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
News
Best: Our confidence was knocked by Japan
Ireland captain admits that his players are not where they want to be after losing to Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts.
Ireland v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
match review: IRE 35-0 RUS
Ireland labour to bonus point against Russia
Coach Schmidt looks on the bright side, but it took his team 62 minutes to run in the important fourth try against a dogged Bears side in Kobe.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Analysis
Creating the overlap: why it takes wit to score out wide
You do not create tries for wingers by simply passing the ball through the backs. Here is why scoring out wide takes a little bit of magic.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Match preview
Ireland seek redemption against Russia - and a bonus point
Underdogs admit to being a little star-struck by their high-powered opponents, while Ireland are focused on bouncing back from their defeat by Japan.
Ireland Portraits - Rugby World Cup 2019
Team announcement
Sexton to lead revamped Ireland for Russia clash
Only four players who faced Japan will reappear for the men in green on Thursday.
Australia v Wales - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
World Rankings
Wales return to second as Japan reach new high
Wales have climbed to second place in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after beating Australia, while Ireland's conquerors Japan now sit in their highest ever position of eighth.
Ireland v Argentina - International Friendly
News
Fit-again Sexton voices concern at lack of Irish discipline
Ireland gave away too many penalties in shock defeat by Japan, says fly-half who is looking to make an impact in remaining pool games.
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What the papers say
'It's not a miracle any more'
How the Japanese and Irish media reacted to the Brave Blossoms' famous win in Shizuoka.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
MATCH REVIEW: JPN 19-12 IRE
Joseph's pride as magnificent Japan stun Ireland in World Cup classic
Sensational scenes in Shizuoka as hosts fight back to record another famous victory.
Ireland's dejected players following their defeat by Japan in Shizuoka
They tweeted it...
'Well, that certainly didn't go to plan...'
The great and the good from the world of rugby have their say on Japan's stunning win over Ireland.
Rory Best for Ireland v Scotland
Match Preview
Ireland do their homework as Japan prepare for 'game of their lives'
Coach Schmidt has been meticulous in preparing to face the Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts in front of 50,000 fans.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
News
Hat-trick hero Matsushima eyes more tries against Irish
The 26-year-old winger lit up the host's first match and believes he can stay in scoring form against tougher opposition, too.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
player column
You only get one shot at the World Cup... We want to finish on a high
In the second edition of his Rugby World Cup diary, Fiji scrum-half Frank Lomani explains why their shock defeat to Uruguay is a timely reminder of how the tournament is helping smaller rugby nations raise the bar.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Press Release
Japan shines as host in spectacular and record-breaking RWC 2019 opening week
From a spectacular opening ceremony, packed stadia and fanzones, record broadcast and social media figures to superb action and emotional scenes in Kamaishi, it has been a spectacular start to Rugby World Cup 2019.
Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
News
Murray back in form at the right time
Scrum-half suffered a worrying dip in form early in the season, but he returned to his brilliant best against Scotland and now has Japan in his sights.
Ireland Portraits - Rugby World Cup 2019
team announcement
Ireland add vast experience for match against host nation
Star fly-half Sexton has been rested but the veteran pair of Kearney and Earls return to a strong Ireland XV to take on Japan.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group D
Press Release
Beaumont hails important day as Kamaishi makes Rugby World Cup bow
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont believes the important decision to make Kamaishi a Rugby World Cup host is one of the best the organisation has made.
Rob Kearney scores for Ireland against Wales on 7 September 2019
News
Veteran Kearney faces a fight to keep young gun Larmour at bay
The 33-year-old arrived in Japan as Ireland's undisputed starting full-back, but a twinge in training gave his Leinster team-mate the opportunity to shine against Scotland.
Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
News
Munster pair Farrell and Kilcoyne savouring rugby's biggest stage
They both had to resist fierce competition to even make the plane to Japan - but Ireland centre Chris Farrell and prop Dave Kilcoyne are making the most of their opportunities.
France v Argentina - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group C
Analysis
Boffelli's long-range risk, Ireland's resilience and All Black opportunism
Rugbyworldcup.com rounds up the biggest analytical talking points from the first weekend of matches at Rugby World Cup 2019.
Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
News
'Old man Best' answers his critics with vintage display
The role of 37-year-old Ireland captain was questioned by many after defeat by England in August, but he produced a resounding response against Scotland.
New Zealand v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
WORLD RANKINGS
New Zealand return to top of rankings
The All Blacks are once again the number one side in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after battling past South Africa in their Pool B opener at Rugby World Cup 2019.
Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
MATCH REVIEW: IRELAND 27-3 SCOTLAND
Ireland power past Scots for impressive start to the campaign
Joe Schmidt’s team take control of Pool A with a commanding performance that should set them up for a likely quarter-final place against South Africa.
James Ryan Ireland
Match preview
Ireland forwards carry weight of expectations against underdogs Scotland
Scotland have solid backs and a talented playmaker with a flair for havoc but that may not be enough to overturn the world's top team.
Andrew Conway
News
Schmidt puts his faith in Larmour and Conway as Ireland look for the perfect start
With the more established Rob Kearney and Keith Earls not taking the field, the world's No.1 ranked team will bet on enthusiasm as a substitute for experience.
Wales v Ireland - Guinness Six Nations
team announcement
Larmour and Conway step up as Kearney and Earls miss Ireland's opener
Injuries take their toll - and only four of coach Schmidt's squad to face Scotland featured in Ireland's last World Cup game in 2015.
Keith Earls
News
Home thoughts from abroad as family men Earls and Stander hope to go all the way with Ireland
They could be away from their young families in Limerick for eight weeks if Ireland make it to the final weekend, but Keith Earls and CJ Stander are still hopeful that they are in for the long haul.
opening ceremony
Press Release
Stage set for spectacular Rugby World Cup 2019 opening ceremony
Sold-out Tokyo Stadium and massive worldwide television audience set to be delighted by uniquely Japanese welcome.
Australia v Fiji - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015
RWC 2019 PREDICTIONS
Predictions game: your chance to choose the finalists
Players, coaches, media and fans from all 20 World Cup countries have had their say in the rugbyworldcup.com bracket game and their choices point to a New Zealand - South Africa final. Now you can have your say...
England v Scotland - Guinness Six Nations
News
Scotland confident of knocking over Irish, says Johnson
Rookie centre believes familiarity with the opposition and the neutral ground will play into Scotland's hands on Sunday.
Gold medallists Fiji pose during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games medal ceremony for the Men's Rugby Sevens
press release
Olympians set to make Rugby World Cup history at Japan 2019
Tournament will feature 18 sevens players from Rio 2016 - including four Fijians who romped to gold medal glory.
Andy Farrell press conference in Yokohama
News
Green machine moving into overdrive ahead of opener, says Farrell
The Ireland defence coach says the players have been pushing themselves hard during some high-octane training sessions.
Akihito Yamada of Japan breaks during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Japan
Tier 2 team analysis: Japan
Russia beware: Brave Blossoms bring speed and intensity to the contest
In the first part of a series on Tier 2 teams competing at RWC 2019, a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of Japan.
RWC 2019 Volunteers
News
Hospitality and happiness the goal of 'Team No-Side' volunteers
A team of 13,000 from around Japan will help to give fans at Rugby World Cup 2019 lasting memories of a local welcome.
World Rugby U20 graduates at Rugby World Cup 2019
RWC 2019
U20s a proven pathway to Rugby World Cup stage
More than 300 players selected for Rugby World Cup 2019 have come through either the World Rugby U20 Championship or U20 Trophy.
Impact Beyond 2019 Infographic (EN)
Press releases
RWC 2019 Impact Beyond programme inspires 1.8 million new rugby participants in Asia
Started in 2016, the innovative Impact Beyond programme has achieved 1.8 million new rugby participants across Asia, including more than one million in Japan.
Rob Kearney scores for Ireland against Wales on 7 September 2019
News
Ireland veteran Kearney in doubt for Scotland clash with calf injury
The 33-year-old full-back returned to his best in Ireland's final warm-up match against Wales but may not be risked on Sunday, adding to the injury concerns of coach Joe Schmidt
Andrew Porter
News
Ireland's powerhouse prop Porter shares tender memory of his late mother
Ireland's Andrew Porter is one of the most promising young props in world rugby, but a moving picture of him looking at a photograph of his late mother Wendy has revealed the human side of the front-row hard man.
Ireland Portraits - Rugby World Cup 2019
News
Ireland's Henshaw unlikely to face Scotland after injury in training
Centre likely to miss match in Yokohama on Sunday, but there is better news for Ireland of fly-half Joey Carbery and winger Keith Earls.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont
RWC 2019
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe excited by prospect of best-ever Rugby World Cup
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont believe that Japan is perfectly placed to host the best-ever Rugby World Cup with seven days to go until kick-off.
Australia Media Access - Rugby World Cup 2019
RWC 2019
Excitement builds as official Team Welcome Ceremonies begin
Official Team Welcome Ceremonies begin on Friday 13 September with Argentina, Fiji, Ireland and hosts Japan among the first teams to be officially welcomed.
ChildFund - Pass It Back Programme
Press releases
Global rugby family pledges record-breaking £2m to ChildFund Pass It Back initiative
Donations will give over 25,000 disadvantaged children the opportunity to transform their lives through rugby.
South Africa
RWC 2019
Incredible welcome as teams arrive in Japan
Not even the after-effects of Typhoon Faxai could dampen the mood as teams are met with wonderful receptions on arrival in Japan ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019.
Ireland v Wales - Guinness Summer Series
World Rankings
Ireland top rankings going into Rugby World Cup 2019
Saturday's 19-10 win over Wales puts Ireland top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings for the first time in history.
Scotland v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015
Press releases
RWC 2019 official travel and hospitality programme exceeds expectations
With less than two weeks to go until Japan plays Russia in the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2019, Asia’s first Rugby World Cup is capturing the imagination of the host nation and the global rugby family with official travel and hospitality package sales exceeding all expectations.
Japan beat South Africa RWC 2015
World Rankings
"Miracle of Brighton" rematch kicks off final weekend of action before RWC 2019
Several teams get the chance for one last hit-out this weekend before flying to Japan for Rugby World Cup 2019. Here's our breakdown of all the team news, key stats and World Rugby Men's Rankings permutations.
Scotland v England - Six Nations
RWC 2019
McInally to lead Scotland at RWC 2019
Hooker Stuart McInally has been named captain for Scotland's campaign at Japan 2019 and is one of 18 players selected who will experience a Rugby World Cup for the first time.
Australia v Ireland - 3rd Test
RWC 2019
Kleyn in, Toner out as Schmidt makes "difficult" choices
Devin Toner is the big omission from Ireland's 31-man Rugby World Cup 2019 squad with the newly-capped Jean Kleyn preferred ahead of the giant Leinster second-row.
Vasily Artemyev
RWC 2019
Russia squad shows eight survivors from RWC 2011
Russia head coach Lyn Jones has named his 31-man squad for Japan 2019, including eight players who also appeared during the Bears’ Rugby World Cup debut in New Zealand eight years ago.
Michael Alaalatoa
RWC 2019
Two uncapped players in Samoa squad for Japan
Prop Michael Alaalatoa and scrum-half Scott Malolua are yet to their test debut but have been included in Samoa coach Steve Jackson's squad for Rugby World Cup 2019.
Wales v England - Under Armour Summer Series 2019
Press releases
World Rugby announces minor Television Match Official protocol amendment
World Rugby has announced a minor amendment to the Television Match Official (TMO) protocol within Law 6 to provide the match official team with greater decision-making support when applying the high tackle sanction framework for dangerous shoulder charges and high tackles.
USA v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015
RWC 2019
Thompson set for fourth Rugby World Cup
Veteran second-row Luke Thompson is included in Jamie Joseph's 31-man Japan squad for Rugby World Cup 2019
Webb Ellis Cup
RWC 2019
World Rugby maintains strong focus on integrity ahead of RWC 2019
World Rugby is again operating a comprehensive, education focused integrity programme to ‘Keep Rugby Onside’ at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
New Zealand v Australia - 2019 Rugby Championship
RWC 2019
All Blacks trio set for third Rugby World Cup
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has named his 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
England v Ireland - Quilter International
World Rankings
Record-breaking England go third in rankings
England's record win over Ireland lifts them up to third in the World Rugby Men's Rankings on a weekend when Scotland, Zimbabwe and Mexico also made gains.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Participation Medal and Cap
RWC 2019
Teams set for unique Japanese welcome at RWC 2019
World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 organising committee have announced details of the special and uniquely Japanese welcome that the 20 teams will receive next month and the official participation medals and caps that will be presented.
Ireland v England - Six Nations
World Rankings
Ireland on verge of rankings history
For the second time in the space of a week, there could be a new name at the top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings once they are officially updated at 12 noon on Monday.
RWC Trophy Tour - Fukuoka
Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour
Webb Ellis Cup and Karne Hesketh celebrate rugby in Fukuoka
The Webb Ellis Cup, rugby’s most coveted prize, has been continuing its journey around Japan as part of the final stages of Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour. From 9-11 August, the trophy visited Fukuoka Prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu.
Twickenham Stadium - RWC 2015 Final
Press releases
RWC 2019 set for broadcast innovation and records
With one month to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, Asia’s first tournament will set new standards in rugby broadcast production, providing a record global footprint and attracting new fans and showcasing the sport in higher quality than ever before.
RWC 2019 match officials kit (team 21)
Press releases
‘Team 21’ match officials kit unveiled for Rugby World Cup 2019
With just 36 days to go World Rugby has unveiled the match officials’ kit for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019: USA v Japan
World Rankings
Brave Blossoms on cloud nine
Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan equal their best-ever World Rugby Ranking in winning the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, while England move up a place after ending Wales' record winning run.
Wales v England - Guinness Six Nations
World Rankings
Wales put record run on the line at Twickenham
Two Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-up matches take place in Europe this weekend with both fixtures counting towards the World Rugby Rankings.
Scotland v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015
RWC 2019
Flagship Rugby World Cup 2019 Megastore set to open in Tokyo
The flagship official Rugby World Cup 2019 Megastore will open in Tokyo on 22 August and will be located in one of the world’s busiest locations.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour Sapporo
Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour
Webb Ellis Cup visits Sapporo during Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour
As the countdown continues until the start of Rugby World Cup 2019, the Webb Ellis Cup continued its tour of Japan, arriving in host city Sapporo, the northernmost host city for the tournament.
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