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James Ryan is fit to start against Japan on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Andy Farrell has intimated that he was sounded out about James Ryan availability as a replacement for the stricken Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones last w(...)

Joey Carbery will make his first Irish appearance since 2019 this weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It is a measure of the respect which Japan now command that Andy Farrell has picked his strongest available side for Saturday’s rematch with their Wor(...)

Clermont winger  Kotaro Matsushima starts for Japan against the Lions on Saturday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Michael Leitch leads a Japan team that relies heavily on their 2019 World Cup stars for Saturday’s historic first match against the British and Irish (...)