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Double Farewell – Ireland v Japan

It’s a sad and unusual happening: both a captain and a head coach take their last stand in office as Ireland host Japan. While Adam Griggs’ departure was predictable, Ciara Griffin’s certainly wasn’t. Her team will want to ensure they give her the best possible send-off. The Irish squad: 15. Lauren Delany (Sale Sharks, 17

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Japan secure direct qualification to RWC 2021

World Rugby has confirmed a revision to the RWC 2021 Asia qualification pathway that delivers certainty for teams Japan, Hong Kong and Kazakhstan in light of ongoing travel and quarantine challenges as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. As the highest ranked team in the region, Japan will automatically qualify for Rugby World Cup

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McCallin returns, Watson debuts as GB beaten by Japan

Shona McCallin played her first capped international game since February 2018 as Great Britain’s women were beaten 3-2 by Japan in Hiroshima this morning. Scotland’s Charlotte Watson also made her GB debut in a close encounter where the hosts came out on top. Japan took the lead in the second minute through Motomi Kawamura before

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