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South Africa players dominate shortlist for Rugby Union Writers' Club personality
The Springboks are represented extensively following their success at autumn's World Cup.
Dec 31, 13:09
Japan coach Jamie Joseph pictured on September 19, 2019
Japan boss Jamie Joseph describes previous loss to South Africa as "rehearsal"
Hosts face South Africa this weekend.
Oct 18, 16:51
Japan coach Jamie Joseph pictured on September 19, 2019
Japan coach Jamie Joseph: 'At times Ireland are illegal'
Prop Yusuke Kizu alleged Cian Healy "steps out" and illegally angles in at scrummages.
Sep 26, 09:30
Japan captain Michael Leitch pictured in September 2019
Japan set to bench captain Michael Leitch for Ireland clash
The Brave Blossoms are ready to spring a surprise in selection.
Sep 25, 09:19
Japan captain Michael Leitch pictured in November 2017
Leitch says Japan will not bow down to England at Twickenham
Eddie Jones, the former Japan coach, had warned the Brave Blossoms to go to the temple and pray ahead of the game.
Nov 13, 22:01
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Result: Japan bow out of Rugby World Cup with convincing win over USA
Japan end their Rugby World Cup adventure with a 28-18 victory over USA at the Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester.
Oct 11, 21:42
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Result: Five-star Scotland claim bonus point in victory over Japan
Scotland score five tries in the second half to ease to a 45-10 bonus-point victory over South Africa conquerors Japan at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 23, 16:22
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Half-Time Report: Greig Laidlaw kicks Scotland ahead against Japan
Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw kicks four penalties in the first half to hand his side a 12-7 lead over Japan in their Rugby World Cup Pool B clash.
Sep 23, 15:17
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Live Commentary: Scotland 45-10 Japan - as it happened
Relive the action as Scotland secure a bonus point in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup, thrashing Japan 45-10 at Kingsholm.
Sep 23, 14:00
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Japan's Michael Leitch keen to avoid one-hit wonder status at Rugby World Cup
Japan captain Michael Leitch is confident that his team will not become one-hit wonders at the Rugby World Cup after stunning South Africa in their opening match.
Sep 22, 11:30
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Japan coach Eddie Jones after South Africa win: 'We didn't read the script'
Japan coach Eddie Jones expresses his delight after his side ignored the script and fought back to beat two-time champions South Africa in their Rugby World Cup Pool B opener.
Sep 19, 21:43
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Japan captain Michael Leitch: 'We've trained three years to beat South Africa'
Captain Michael Leitch says that Japan's shock Rugby World Cup victory over South Africa was three years in the making.
Sep 19, 21:32
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Result: Late Japan try stuns South Africa
A late try from Karne Hesketh gives Japan a 34-32 victory over South Africa, after the Springboks had been reduced to 14-men when Coenraad Oosthuizen received a yellow.
Sep 19, 18:50
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Half-Time Report: South Africa hold narrow lead over spirited Japan
Japan more than match South Africa in an entertaining first half of the Rugby World Cup Pool B opener, with the Springboks holding a narrow 12-10 lead in Brighton.
Sep 19, 17:36
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Live Commentary: South Africa 32-34 Japan - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of Japan's shock win over South Africa in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 19, 16:16
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Result: Tonga 31-18 Japan
Tonga record a 31-18 victory after a fighting contest with Japan in Auckland.
Sep 21, 10:17

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