Japan rugby union team

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Stuart Hogg sets try record as misfiring Scotland end with win over Japan
Scotland concluded their autumn campaign with a tense 29-20 victory over Japan as Stuart Hogg became his country’s all-time top try-scorer

Bryn Palmer at BT Murrayfield

20, Nov, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Japan Brave Blossoms 23-32 Australia Wallabies: Rugby spring tour 2021 – as it happened
Australia withstood plenty of Japanese pressure to earn their fifth Test victory in a row

Jonathan Howcroft

23, Oct, 2021 @6:43 AM

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Wallabies make rare trip as Japan seek to state claim for seat at rugby’s top table | Bret Harris
The Brave Blossoms have an opportunity to audition for a place in the Rugby Championship when they host Australia for just the second time on Saturday

Bret Harris

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Japan give Ireland a scare while Tonga feel full force of All Blacks
Japan continued to show their potential before succumbing 39-31 to Ireland in Dublin, while New Zealand hammered Tonga 102-0 and Wales beat Canada 68-12

Michael Aylwin

03, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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British & Irish Lions 28-10 Japan: Jones injured in warmup win – as it happened
A comfortable win was overshadowed by the news that the captain Alun Wyn Jones will miss the tour after suffering a dislocated shoulder

Lee Calvert

26, Jun, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Alun Wyn Jones voices relief as Lions finally kick off but Covid casts shadow
Lions captain has cause for quiet confidence going into Japan warmup but the pandemic continues to induce unease

Gerard Meagher in Edinburgh

25, Jun, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Warren Gatland says Lions will not be hugging Japan players
Warren Gatland, the British & Irish Lions head coach, wants to avoid the Covid problems England and Scotland are having at Euro 2020

Robert Kitson

22, Jun, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Tadhg Furlong: ‘You don’t want to ram your views down players’ or coaches’ throats’
Tadhg Furlong has said getting the scrum right takes time but is encouraged by the progress being made by Warren Gatland’s tourists in Jersey

Gerard Meagher

19, Jun, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Lions v Japan at Murrayfield to host UK’s largest rugby crowd since pandemic
The British & Irish Lions have confirmed the match against Japan at Murrayfield next month will feature a restricted crowd of 16,500 spectators

Gerard Meagher

19, May, 2021 @10:58 AM

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Eddie Jones's advisory role in Japan 'no conflict' with England duties, says RFU
The England head coach has been given the green light to continue as a consultant for Suntory Sungoliath, even though England have been drawn in Japan’s 2023 World Cup pool

Gerard Meagher

15, Dec, 2020 @6:46 PM

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British & Irish Lions could tour Japan in wake of sides meeting at Murrayfield
Changes to the global calendar could make a future tour possible, with Japan cemented as rugby union’s biggest new broadcast market

Gerard Meagher

24, Oct, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Maro Itoje’s hopes for Lions captaincy in South Africa hang in balance
Maro Itoje’s hopes of captaining the Lions in South Africa appear to have suffered a setback with England players unavailable for the pre-tour match against Japan next summer

Gerard Meagher

21, Oct, 2020 @9:25 PM

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