Yu Tamura

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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(...)

Ryohei Yamanaka starts at fullback for Japan against South Africa. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty

Japan have made one injury-enforced change to the starting line-up for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa, bringing Ryohei Ya(...)

Japan prop Isileli Nakajima (left) celebrates victory over Ireland  at the Ecopa stadium in Shizuoka. Photograph:  William West/AFP/Getty Images

World Cup Pool A: Japan v Samoa Kick-off: 11.30am Irish time, Saturday. Venue: City of Toyota stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveb(...)

Japan have not named Michael Leitch in their team to face Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Japan left captain Michael Leitch out of their starting team for Saturday’s clash with Pool A favourites Ireland as a fit-again Amanaki Mafi took his(...)

 Japan player Yu Tamura    in training ahead of the opening game of the  Rugby World Cup against Russia at  Tokyo Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Rugby World Cup - Pool A: Japan v Russia, Tokyo Stadium, Friday, 11.45am Irish time - Live on RTÉ2 from 10am; Eir Sport from 10.15am It will take som(...)

 George Bridge goes over for a try on  his New Zealand Test debut against Japan at the Ajinomoto stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Japan 31 New Zealand 69 A second-string All Blacks side featuring eight debutants crushed Japan 69-31 in a thriller of a try-fest in Tokyo on Saturda(...)

Kicking coach Richie Murphy:  “Japan have turned themselves into a really good side. Play very fast and loose. “Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ladies and gentlemen of the Japanese media, and respected translators, may we present Richie Murphy. Ireland’s skills and kicking coach is as sound (...)