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'Let's make our own legacy' says Samoa coach Jackson
First quarter-final since 1995 is the target as Samoa start their campaign against Russia in Kumagaya.
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.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
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Russia unchanged for match against Samoa
Same match-day 23 and starting XV named by coach Lyn Jones.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Match Review: Japan 30-10 Russia
Japan off to flying start after Russians strike first blow
Matsushima scores hat-trick of tries as hosts recover from shock of conceding early try.
Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Analysis
Japanese offloads unlock Russia
How Japan used the offload to send Kotaro Matsushima over for the tries that put them on the way to victory.
Michael Leitch scores for Japan in a friendly against Russia
Match Preview
History on the side of Japan but Russia still pose real threat
Brave Blossoms target key bonus point but know they must avoid mistakes against dangerous Bears.
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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.
Hong Kong v Canada - Rugby World Cup 2019 Repechage
News
Canada's Welsh coach Jones sings rugby tune where ice hockey is top of the pops
Former Wales flanker has led Russia through a Rugby World Cup tournament and now holds the reins at Canada.
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...
Lyn Jones
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Russia plan to cause chaos in World Cup opener against hosts Japan
Head coach Lyn Jones accepts the Brave Blossoms are favourites but believes a fast start could suit the Bears.
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The countdown to Rugby World Cup 2019 is on. Check out the tournament bracket to predict who will be crowned champions!