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Townsend wary of well-rested Japan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gregor Townsend says Scotland have momentum to take into their crunch Rugby World Cup clash with Japan, but he expects the well-rested hosts to be prepared for the occasion.     Scotland's...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Scotland 61-0 Russia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland secured a crucial bonus point in their 61-0 win over Russia to propel themselves into a decisive Pool A clash with Rugby World Cup hosts Japan.     Gregor Townsend's side knew...

In-form Japan capable of a serious upset - Robinson

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan are capable of causing another major shock at the Rugby World Cup, according to former England wing Jason Robinson.     The tournament hosts sit top of Pool A and face a crunch...

RWC Preview: Scotland v Russia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gregor Townsend is not expecting an easy ride against Russia when Scotland attempt to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals alive on Wednesday.     Scotland...

Townsend questions 'incredible' Peyper call in Japan win

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has questioned an "incredible call" from referee Jaco Peyper that resulted in Rugby World Cup Pool A rivals Japan securing a bonus-point win over Samoa.     Townsend's...

Townsend names Scotland team to go against Russia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has announced his team for the Pool A match against Russia in Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Wednesday, 9 October.     Scotland have made 14 changes to the XV which...

Winners and Losers: Japan vs Samoa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The host nation, Japan, kept their winning streak alive on Saturday as they swept aside Samoa 38-19 at the City of Toyota Stadium. The Asian nation currently lead Pool A with 14 points and are on track...

Japan enter new territory as Joseph targets top spot in Pool A

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jamie Joseph praised Japan's "never-say-die attitude" after two late tries clinched a bonus-point victory over Samoa, leaving them on the brink of creating history.   The tournament hosts moved...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 38-19 Samoa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kotaru Matsushima scored a late and potentially crucial bonus-point clinching try as Japan remained on track for a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by winning 38-19 against Samoa.     Hosts...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Samoa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan have recalled Michael Leitch to their starting XV for Saturday's clash with Samoa, with Jamie Joseph urging the Brave Blossoms to capitalise on their stunning Rugby World Cup win over Ireland.     The...