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Japan had hoped to progress to the knockout phase of the Rugby World Cup on international soil for the first time.
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Oct 10, 2023
Japanese rugby faces murky future following World Cup exit
The 2019 Rugby World Cup, and all that it promised, feels like a long time ago after the Brave Blossoms' pool-stage exit in France.
The Brave Blossoms leave the pitch after their loss to Argentina at the Rugby World Cup in Nantes, France, on Sunday.
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Oct 9, 2023
Japan shows heart in bittersweet finale at Rugby World Cup
Japan's hopes at the Rugby World Cup were dashed in a thrilling match against Argentina.
Japan fullback Lomano Lemeki breaks free from Samoa's Ben Lam during their Pool D match at the Rugby World Cup in Toulouse, France, on Sept. 28.
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Oct 7, 2023
Brave Blossoms braced for climactic showdown against Argentina
The winner of the match will advance to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph holds a news conference last month in Toulouse, France.
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Oct 6, 2023
Japan coach Joseph makes just one change for Argentina showdown
Coach Jamie Joseph has largely kept faith with the side that beat Samoa 28-22 last time out, with just Fifita Siosaia replacing Jone Naikabula.
Jamie Joseph is aiming to bring Japan to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals in a second straight tournament.
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Oct 3, 2023
Jamie Joseph's evolution sparked Brave Blossoms' transformation
The Brave Blossoms will qualify for the last eight for the second successive time under Joseph if they beat Argentina in Nantes on Sunday.
Japan needs to win its remaining two Pool D games in order to progress to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.
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Sep 19, 2023
Error-strewn loss to England leaves Japan facing uphill battle
The kick-heavy encounter in Nice left discouraged Brave Blossoms fans knowing their team will need a major turnaround to match its 2019 quarterfinal run.
Japan's Michael Leitch attempts to break free during a match against Italy in Treviso, Italy, on Aug. 26.
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Sep 4, 2023
Japan's veterans prepare to scale Everest again at Rugby World Cup
The Brave Blossoms will start their World Cup campaign against Chile in Toulouse, France, on Sept. 10.
Japan center Dylan Riley (left) escapes from Italy's center Luca Morisi during a match on Aug. 26.
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Aug 31, 2023
Japan ready to shake off COVID-19 legacy at Rugby World Cup
The Brave Blossoms beat Ireland and Scotland to reach the quarterfinals for the first time four years ago, sparking rugby-mania across the nation.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph made changes to his Rugby World Cup squad on Friday.
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Aug 18, 2023
Brave Blossoms make additions to Rugby World Cup squad
The Brave Blossoms open their Pool D campaign against World Cup debutant Chile on Sept. 10 in Toulouse, France.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph discusses his squad selections for the 2023 Rugby World Cup at a news conference on Tuesday morning.
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Aug 15, 2023
Injuries delay Japan's naming of full World Cup squad
Head coach Jamie Joseph will wait until the tournament deadline of Aug. 21 before confirming his final three players for France.
Jamie Joseph has led Japan's national rugby team since 2015.
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Aug 10, 2023
Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph to return to Highlanders
Joseph said the four-year deal with the Highlanders was a great opportunity to "give back" to the club and the region.
Japan's Jone Naikabula (right) tackles Fiji's Meli Derenalagi during a friendly international test at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo on Saturday.
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Aug 6, 2023
Fourteen-man Brave Blossoms go down to Fiji
Despite never giving up on the pitch, the Brave Blossoms once again paid the penalty for indiscipline and poor tackle technique.
Japan will face Fiji on Saturday in its final home game before heading to France for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
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Aug 4, 2023
Brave Blossoms looking for confidence boost before Rugby World Cup
"From a coach's point of view, having no fear when they play is when Japan plays best," Japan assistant coach Tony Brown said.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph during a match in London in November.
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Aug 3, 2023
Jamie Joseph demands focus as Japan face Fiji in World Cup warm-up
Joseph made four changes to the team that beat Tonga 21-16 last week as Japan continues its World Cup preparations.
Japan's players celebrate after their international test win over Tonga at Hanazono Stadium in Osaka Prefecture on Saturday.
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Jul 30, 2023
Newcomers, returnees forcing Jamie Joseph to make tough decisions
The Brave Blossoms' head coach admitted that with just one game remaining before he makes the final cut, there would be some sleepless nights.
Jone Naikabula (second from right) celebrates after scoring Japan's opening try against Tonga during a Pacific Nations Series test in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, on Saturday.
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Jul 30, 2023
Brave Blossoms produce glimpses of magic in win over Tonga
The Brave Blossoms wrap up their Pacific campaign next week in Tokyo when they play Fiji
The Brave Blossoms will face Samoa in the Pacific Nations Cup in Sapporo on Saturday.
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Jul 21, 2023
Brave Blossoms to continue World Cup preparations against familiar opponent Samoa
Despite two big defeats against an All Blacks XV, head coach Jamie Joseph has kept changes to a minimum, bringing in just three players to the starting XV that lost 41-27 last week.
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Jul 23, 2023
Japanese rugby seemingly in stagnation mode ahead of Rugby World Cup
The high-speed Brave Blossoms attack that so delighted fans at the previous two World Cups hardly made an appearance.
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Jul 16, 2023
Still finding feet, Japan unwavering in World Cup preparation
Saturday's defeat to an All Blacks XV followed a more one-sided loss to the touring team by a Japan XV a week earlier in Tokyo.
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Jul 14, 2023
Japan names squad for match against All Blacks XV
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has brought in some familiar names for Saturday's non-test match featuring a Brave Blossoms side out to avenge last weekend's 38-6 defeat to the All Blacks XV.

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