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World Cup Bosses Planning For Extreme Weather Conditions In Japan

With the final countdown to this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan well underway, organisers are focusing their efforts on contingency planning in the notoriously earthquake and typhoon-prone country, said the tournament director, Alan Gilpin. On the pitch, Gilpin predicted the 2019 edition of rugby’s showpiece would be the “most competitive ever” with a narrowing gap between the top 15 …

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Springboks To Play Hosts Japan In Rugby World Cup Warm-Up

South Africa Japan

South Africa will play 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts Japan in Saitama on September 6 in their final warm-up match for the tournament, the national rugby union announced Monday. Japan caused one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history when they stunned South Africa 34-32 at the pool stage in England three years ago. “This is an ideal opportunity …

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England Survive Japan Scare At Twickenham

England came from behind to beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham on Saturday as they avoided a shock defeat by the 2019 World Cup hosts. Japan led 15-10 at half-time and were threatening an upset to rival their stunning 34-32 win over South Africa at the 2015 World Cup, when they were coached by current England boss Eddie Jones. But England …

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Promoter: Mayweather v Nasukawa Back On But With No Kicks

An unprecedented match-up between boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr and a Japanese kickboxer half his age is back on, according to the Japanese promoter behind the fight. The bout between Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa, first announced earlier this month, was abruptly scrapped by the American boxer shortly after he revealed his plans to take on the kickboxer. But on Friday, …

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George Ford To Captain England In Japan Test

England head coach, Eddie Jones, has made 11 changes to his side that narrowly lost out to New Zealand last weekend, including the introduction of debutant, Joe Cokanasiga. The Bath winger will feature alongside Chris Ashton and Elliot Daly in the backline while Jack Nowell Alex Lozowski are named as the centre pairing. George Ford will captain the side from outhalf on …

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Dan Carter Tips Japan To Reach Rugby World Cup Knockouts

All Blacks legend Dan Carter has tipped Japan to reach the knockout stages of their home World Cup next year — and warned favourites New Zealand will not have it all their own way. The 36-year-old fly-half, who confirmed his stint in Japan would bring down the curtain on his glittering career, said the Brave Blossoms were capable of reaching …

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Mo’unga Shines As All Blacks Overcome Gutsy Japan Challenge

Fly-half Richie Mo’unga boosted his World Cup hopes as he sparked a second-string All Blacks side to a 69-31 victory over Japan in Tokyo. Mo’unga scored a try and went eight-from-nine with the boot in a sparkling 22-point display for the visitors, who ran in 10 tries against the 2019 World Cup hosts. Ngani Laumape bagged a hat-trick of tries …

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Jamie Joseph Quits Sunwolves To Focus On World Cup With Japan

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph is set to relinquish control of Super Rugby’s Sunwolves to concentrate on the host team’s run-in to the 2019 World Cup. As events took place across Japan on Thursday to mark a year to go before the “Brave Blossoms” face Russia in the tournament’s opening game, Joseph revealed he would step down as Sunwolves coach …

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Belgium Come Back From The Brink To Send Brave Japan Home

during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at Rostov Arena on July 2, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

Nacer Chadli was the hero for Belgium as Roberto Martinez’s side came from 2-0 down to knock Japan out of the World Cup. The European side, strong favourites for this clash, found themselves 2-0 down early in the second half through goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui. Belgium had been pedestrian up to that point were now suddenly starting defeat …

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Five Things We Learned As World Cup Group H Was Blown Wide Open

World Cup Group H

The final, and arguably most open, group of the 2018 World Cup kicked off on Tuesday – and it already looks like a four-way battle is underway. Colombia and Poland were touted as the favourites to qualify for the knockout stages, Japan and Senegal have other ideas. Between the two matches, picking a winner from this group is now a …

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