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Scottish Rugby Question If Misconduct Charges Are “Appropriate”

Scottish Rugby

The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) are questioning whether the misconduct charges issued by World Rugby this week are “appropriate”.  On Tuesday, World Rugby confirmed that it would refer the SRU to a disputes committee following comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson when he threatened legal action if Scotland’s game against Japan did not go ahead. Last week, Dodson warned …

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World Rugby Call Press Conference As Typhoon Threatens Fixtures

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World Rugby are due to hold a press conference tomorrow as the impending Typhoon Hagibis threatens to cause havoc to a number of fixtures. While it initially appeared that Ireland’s clash with Samoa on Saturday in Fukuoka was the only game in the firing line, the danger has now spread to the England v France and Japan v Scotland fixtures …

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“Japan & Ireland Are Still Favourites” – Townsend On Scotland’s Prospects

Townsend Scotland

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is remaining cautious about his sides’ chances of qualifying from Pool A following today’s 34-0 win over Samoa.  Scotland currently lie in third position in the pool table following today’s bonus point victory and the result piles even more pressure on their final group game against Japan on October 13. As it stands, the host …

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“Lads, If We Were On Japanese TV, We’d Have No Problem Pointing Out The Excellence Of Their Performance”


Ireland fell to a bruising 19-12 defeat to Japan on Saturday at the Rugby World Cup. The hosts blitzed Joe Schmidt’s team in a relentless, breathless performance. At one stage of the match, Ireland were ahead 12-3. They scored two tries in the opening 22 minutes. However, at full-time, when it mattered, Japan had raced into a 19-12 lead. The …

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Stringer: Ireland Came Up So Short In Every Aspect Of The Game

Japan have defeated Ireland 19-12 after a heroic performance in the Rugby World Cup. Ireland went into the game as heavy favourites after a dominant display over Scotland last weekend that saw them come away with a bonus-point win. However, despite two tries in the opening twenty minutes, Joe Schmidt’s side were second best for large parts of the game. …

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Stadium Erupts As Japan Take Deserved Lead Against Ireland

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It was a long time coming and Japan deservedly took the lead against Ireland in the 59th minute of their Pool A clash, much to the delight of their fans.  Two early tries from Garry Ringrose and Rob Kearney saw Ireland take an early commanding lead, however, it has been all Japan since. From their ferocious work at the breakdown …

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Jack Conan’s World Cup Under Threat As Murphy Pulled From Ulster


Jack Conan’s future involvement in the Rugby World Cup is under serious threat as the back-rower arrived at the Shizuoka Stadium with his foot in a moon boot.  During the week, the Irish camp confirmed that Conan picked up a foot injury during training and Ireland assistant coach Greg Feek said that more information would be available following today’s clash …

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“I Thought He Was Really Poor” – Donal Lenihan Piles Pressure On Gardner


Following World Rugby’s extraordinary statement about the standard of refereeing in the Rugby World Cup earlier this week, all eyes will be on Angus Gardner during today’s meeting of Ireland and Japan. The Australian referee was highly criticised following his performance during the opening round clash between France and Argentina as the Northern Hemisphere side were penalised 12 times, including …

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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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