WATCH: Japanese team a hit off the pitch too with rock-paper-scissors video

WATCH: Japanese team a hit off the pitch too with rock-paper-scissors video

Extreme version of rock-paper-scissors another Japanese hit

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Air New Zealand poke fun at Ireland fans ahead of quarter-final with cheeky video

Air New Zealand poke fun at Ireland fans ahead of quarter-final with cheeky video

New Zealand airline release 'safety tips' video for Ireland fans

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Fan anger and confusion at cancelled #RWC2019 matches

Fan anger and confusion at cancelled #RWC2019 matches

Rugby fans in Japan and around the world bemoaning cancellations due to Typhoon Hagibis.

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Canada player visits South Africa changing room to apologise for red card

Canada player visits South Africa changing room to apologise for red card

Josh Larsen had been sent off for a shoulder charge to the head of an opponent.

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Will we see a better try than this at #RWC2019?

Will we see a better try than this at #RWC2019?

New Zealand scored a try of the tournament contender in today's match against Namibia.

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Irish fans in Japan we salute you: Here's some of your best moments so far

Irish fans in Japan we salute you: Here's some of your best moments so far

While the Irish team may have underwhelmed so far, the travelling Irish fans haven't disappointed.

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Twitter reaction as Ireland labour to bonus-point victory over Russia

Twitter reaction as Ireland labour to bonus-point victory over Russia

Joe Schmidt's side get the job done but fail to impress rugby faithful.

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Bosses urged to turn on TVs for Ireland-Russia match

Bosses urged to turn on TVs for Ireland-Russia match

The scheduling of Ireland’s suddenly vital Rugby World Cup match with Russia at 7.15pm local time, means many fans will be in work as the team lines out in the Kobe Misaki Stadium.

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The best drop goals of #RWC2019 so far

The best drop goals of #RWC2019 so far

Sit back and enjoy these magnificent drop goals in all their glory

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In pictures: Irish squad enjoy trip to Universal Studios Japan

In pictures: Irish squad enjoy trip to Universal Studios Japan

The Irish squad spent their rest day at Universal Studios Japan

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'Russia is not Georgia, and Georgia is not Russia' - World Rugby apologise after Russian song gaffe

'Russia is not Georgia, and Georgia is not Russia' - World Rugby apologise after Russian song gaffe

World Rugby has issued an apology to Georgia after a Russian song was played to celebrate their win over Uruguay yesterday.

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Both sets of fans commended after Japan's shock win over Ireland

Both sets of fans commended after Japan's shock win over Ireland

Fans in Japan magnanimous in defeat and gracious in victory

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World Cup Pool A permutations: Japan in driving seat but Ireland can still top group

World Cup Pool A permutations: Japan in driving seat but Ireland can still top group

Ireland now relying on other results to avoid quarter-final clash with New Zealand

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In pictures: Ireland's defeat to Japan

In pictures: Ireland's defeat to Japan

Shock in Shizuoka as Japan claim vital win against Ireland

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Twitter reacts to Ireland's shock defeat to Japan

Twitter reacts to Ireland's shock defeat to Japan

Shock, anger, and confusion on Twitter as Ireland fall to shock defeat

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See what the Ireland Rugby squad are up to on Instagram

See what the Ireland Rugby squad are up to on Instagram

The Ireland squad appear to be enjoying their Japan adventure if their social media activity is anything to go by.

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Irish Examiner columnist Ronan O'Gara a hit in New Zealand

Irish Examiner columnist Ronan O'Gara a hit in New Zealand

Ronan O'Gara's latest Irish Examiner column picked up by official All Blacks website.

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Postcard from Japan: Best fan images of Rugby World Cup Week 1

Postcard from Japan: Best fan images of Rugby World Cup Week 1

After the opening week of Rugby World Cup action, we round up the best fan pictures from Japan.

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Our RWC Newsletter: Japanese game already on horizon after busy weekend

Our RWC Newsletter: Japanese game already on horizon after busy weekend

Here's a preview of our Rugby World Cup daily newsletter, delivered direct to you mailbox every day at 4pm.

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Ireland's victory over Scotland in pictures

Ireland's victory over Scotland in pictures

The best images from Inpho Photography as we look back on Ireland's opening Rugby World Cup win over Scotland.

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Around the World Cup: Butler on call before normal service resumes

Around the World Cup: Butler on call before normal service resumes

They were patting down sweat-filled brows around RTÉ’s control bunker yesterday as Montrose battled technical glitches at the start of Hugh Cahill and Donal Lenihan’s television commentary from Yokohama.

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The best Twitter reactions from Ireland's win over Scotland

The best Twitter reactions from Ireland's win over Scotland

Social media scrum as Ireland kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign

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The meaning behind the All Black Haka

The meaning behind the All Black Haka

New Zealand begin their Rugby World Cup game tomorrow morning in a crunch tie against South Africa.

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Watch: Our writers preview New Zealand and South Africa clash

Watch: Our writers preview New Zealand and South Africa clash

Brendan O'Brien and Simon Lewis look ahead to tomorrow's big pool B meeting of New Zealand and South Africa

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Watch: Our writers on Ireland's first Rugby World Cup starting XV

Watch: Our writers on Ireland's first Rugby World Cup starting XV

Simon Lewis and Brendan O'Brien discuss Joe Schmidt's team selection for Sunday's game against Scotland

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New tackle law interpretations are a live and present danger for Japanese World Cup

New tackle law interpretations are a live and present danger for Japanese World Cup

The Irish Examiner Rugby World Cup Tournament Preview panel warn of red card risks as squads train 14-man scenarios

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Teen sells Lego collection to fund dream rugby trip

Teen sells Lego collection to fund dream rugby trip

A rugby-obsessed Galway teenager paid for the trip of a lifetime by selling his collection of Lego to fund two weeks of intensive coaching at a top sporting facility in New Zealand.

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Samoa’s tattooed rugby players to cover up at times in Japan

Samoa’s tattooed rugby players to cover up at times in Japan

Samoa captain Jack Lam said team officials consulted an expert on Japanese culture to make sure tattooed players avoided any cultural issues.

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Tonga team delights passengers with song as they fly into Sapporo

Tonga team delights passengers with song as they fly into Sapporo

Tonga are in Pool C alongside England, France, Argentina and the USA at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Gorilla brushes up ball skills ahead of Rugby World Cup

Gorilla brushes up ball skills ahead of Rugby World Cup

Keepers said he showed some fine carrying skills but had a tendency to burst the ball.

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Sign up to our exclusive Rugby World Cup 2019 Newsletter

Sign up to our exclusive Rugby World Cup 2019 Newsletter

The Rugby World Cup is fast approaching, with Ireland set to kick off their campaign against Scotland on Sunday 22 September.

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The history of the trophy everyone wants to lift at #RWC2019

The history of the trophy everyone wants to lift at #RWC2019

The silver gilt cup was made in 1906, a copy of an 18th century original, and was stored in a vault at London jewellers Garrard’s until it was chosen as the trophy for the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.

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