Jamie Joseph

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Japan’s Luke Thompson during the 2015 Rugby World Cup game against the USA at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Brighton 2015: spot the Kiwi on 83 minutes, having milled Adriaan Strauss off Japanese ball, all but leaning on the shoulder of Harumichi Tatekawa yet(...)

Gary Halpin gives a two fingered salute after Ireland scored a try against New Zealand. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Whatever about this featuring in Ireland’s standout World Cup moments, the fact that it is also included on one particular New Zealand rugby website a(...)

Greg Feek: “A lot of the guys have had bloody noses. They’ve had some good days and they’ve had some bad days and that’s important for the World Cup as well.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the more interesting conundrums facing the Irish coaching staff is their choice of props for the World Cup. Four would be too little, and thoug(...)

Japan captain Michael Leitch. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty

Japan Who are they Cast your mind back to Brighton in 2015, and one of the most stunning victories in rugby history as Japan beat the mighty Springb(...)

Japan’s Sunwolves will be axed from Super Rugby from 2021. Photograph: Getty Images

The Tokyo-based Sunwolves will be cut from Super Rugby after the 2020 season in a major blow for Japan as the nation prepares to showcase its developm(...)

 Ireland’s Conor Murray in action against Scotland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

No hurry for Murray The Conor Murray problem is exacerbated by the fact it is Conor Murray. When a scrumhalf suffers a dip in form – like Aaron Smith(...)

Leo Cullen: “Before most people wake, Leo is working away on what’s best for Leinster Rugby but people don’t see that,” says Isa Nacewa. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

“We farmed in Newtownmountkennedy and I’d be moving ponies or sheep and I’d ask Leo, from a young age, to give me a hand. He always said yes but he wa(...)

Japan’s scrum in action against the All Blacks in Tokyo at the start of the month. Photograph: Getty Images

If Eddie Jones’s warning that they will be “physically smashed” against England on Saturday was not jarring enough for Japan’s players, their coach ha(...)

Perhaps not surprisingly, the schedule could not have been hand-picked more favourably for the hosts, who along with Ireland and Scotland, are in Pool A.Photograph: Reuters

The planning already started with last June’s two Tests in Japan but the 2019 World Cup in the same country came more sharply into focus with Thursday(...)

“We’ve kept in contact with Joe about the job, like we’ve kept in touch with Vern Cotter and others.” Photo: Inpho

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt remains among the front runners to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks boss following the 2019 World Cup. The New Zeala(...)

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