Gregor Townsend

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Japan’s wing Kenki Fukuoka scores a try during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A match against  Scotland at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

Japan 28 Scotland 21 Some days a country is unbeatable. Ireland against England under Croke Park’s glare in 2007. New Zealand the week after any All (...)

Scotland’s clash with tournament hosts Japan will go ahead on Sunday morning. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

The IRFU have released a statement asking The Times (UK) rugby journalist Stephen Jones to withdraw “scurrlilous and untrue” allegations that Ireland (...)

Fans arrive at the Yokohama Stadium for Japan’s clash with Scotland. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Scotland’s Rugby World Cup fate will be decided on the pitch after their Group A clash with Japan was given the go-ahead following a stadium inspectio(...)

Ireland Rugby Squad Training at Shirouzuoike Park in Fukuoka on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Ireland v Samoa Kick-off: 11.45am (Irish time), Saturday. Venue: Fukuoka Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog wil(...)

Scotland head coach  Gregor Townsend could see his side go out of the Rugby World Cup if their final game against Japan on Sunday is cancelled. Photograph:   Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Stop all the clocks. Turn off the deep-fat fryer, leave the Mars bars alone. Do not walk five hundred miles. It looks for all the world that Scotland(...)

Samoa perform the Siva Tau before their 38-19 defeat to Japan. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty

The final fixtures of the 2019 Rugby World Cup pool stages approach (well, those that have survived) – and Ireland’s fate is yet to be decided. Headi(...)

A television screen shows to the media, the potential impact of Typhoon Hagibis as World Rugby announced match cancellations at a press conference in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

No matter what happens from here on in, the ramifications of this weekend’s cancellations will linger long into the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the tour(...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin during a training session ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup match against Samoa. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland are set for a Rugby World Cup quarter-final meeting with the All Blacks if Scotland’s final pool game against Japan in Yokohama is cancelled d(...)

Darcy Graham is the only Scotland player to retain their place in the starting XV for their clash with Russia. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Gregor Townsend’s eyes turned to a likely quarter-final decider against Japan on Sunday with the selection of his Scotland team to play Russia in thei(...)

The Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, where Ireland are scheduled to meet Samoa on Saturday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

World Rugby is monitoring a typhoon that could hit Japan on Saturday and stop Ireland’s World Cup campaign in its tracks. Typhoon Hagibis has formed (...)

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