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LUKE THOMPSON

Japan's Brave Blossoms need a win against Argentina on Sunday in order to progress to a second straight Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.
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Oct 4, 2023
Japan legend Luke Thompson hopeful Brave Blossoms can make last 8
The now-retired lock admits that Japan has not progressed as much as other teams at the ongoing tournament in France.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 24, 2019
Kintetsu Liners' Luke Thompson bids farewell to home fans at Hanazono Rugby Stadium
Veteran lock Luke Thompson, who helped Japan reach the quarterfinals for the first time at this fall's Rugby World Cup, played his final home match at Hanazono Rugby Stadium on Sunday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 23, 2019
Japan stalwart Thompson departs international scene
In a world where stats abound, it's somewhat ironic that the favorite saying of one of the major reasons behind Japan's success on the international rugby field in recent years is "It's only a number, mate."
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 18, 2019
Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph says team is ready for physicality of Springboks
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has warned his players to expect a brutal onslaught from South Africa's forwards when they go head to head in Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 14, 2019
Collective unity behind Japan's remarkable run
The defining moment during Sunday's enthralling Rugby World Cup game between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama was not Kenki Fukuoka's superb second try. Nor was it any of the umpteen tackles put in by Luke Thompson or Ryoto Nakamura.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 14, 2019
Brave Blossoms warn rivals 'there's more to come' after reaching Rugby World Cup quarterfinals
Japan's players allowed themselves a moment of satisfaction after beating Scotland to reach the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for the first time on Sunday, but warned their next opponent, South Africa: "we're not finished yet."
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 28, 2019
Brave Blossoms savor win over Ireland and shift focus to next match
Japan regular captain Michael Leitch hailed his team's momentous Rugby World Cup win over Ireland on Saturday as a "massive step" toward a first-ever place in the quarterfinals, but warned that nothing has been decided yet.
Rugby
Feb 5, 2019
Ex-Brave Blossoms forward Luke Thompson joins Sunwolves
The Sunwolves on Tuesday announced the signing of former Japan international forward Luke Thompson for the upcoming Super Rugby season.
Rugby
Jun 19, 2017
Brave Blossoms recall veteran Thompson
Lock Luke Thompson, a 36-year-old who retired from international duty after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has been recalled by Japan head coach Jamie Joseph for the Brave Blossoms' second test against Ireland on Saturday.

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