Japan vs Ireland Live Stream
Japan – Live Tv: Link 1
Ireland – Live Tv: Link 2
What is this?
Rugby World Cup Pool AJ Apon vs Ireland, the second game of the tournament for both teams, with a winning set to significantly improve their qualification hopes.
When is it
Saturday, September 29th. It will be played at Shizuoka Stadium Ikopa in Shizuoka Province.
What time is the kick off
Kick-off of Japan at 15.30am BST, 5.30pm.
Which TV channel is this on?
An el Rugby World Cup game is being broadcast live on ITV, the ITV hub includes replays and a live stream. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport.
What’s the latest squad news?
No. 5 Amanaki Lelei is ready to return from an apology injury and when you throw in the pool opener as Peter Labuschagan and Kazuki Himeno for the Cherry Blossoms’ win over Russia, it could mean that captain Michael Leach can start Saturday’s game. Shizuoka Stadium on the Ikopa bench
Elsewhere, Japan is going to neutralize Ireland’s high-ball threat by giving Yamanaka a full-back jersey in Riot.
Star Wing because Fukuoka trained with the team this week, but his rehab in the ankle injury continues to be unlikely.
Head coach Joe Schmidt said he wants to change his squad to face Japan on Saturday. Captain Rory Best is likely to be rested after a five-minute change on Saturday.
While Robbie Henshaw is likely to face Shizuoka’s hosts, Keith Earls, Joe Kiribi and Rob Kearney have all been training this week, with Peter O’Mahony and Bundy Aki hopeful of coming up with their negotiation protocol on time.
Johnny Sexton had a push in the thighs but he would be fine, but the option for Tadog Furlong was tactical. Both men should be fit this weekend.
What is their head-to-head record?
Ireland and Japan played against each other on seven occasions and Ireland won all the matches. They met twice at the Rugby World Cup in 1991 and 1995, but never in the professional era
I relate to head coach Joe Schmidt:
We just barely got to go step by step. We won’t talk too much about South Africa (a potential quarter-final match up). If we can possibly get closer to Japan, we have Russia, Samoa and hopefully at that stage we can handle the potential players.
Looking at Japan – they played against England in the first half and have been undefeated in the Pacific Nations Cup – they are a dangerous team. If they get some tempo, we’re probably on the back foot.
I think the Japanese will play very fast. They have great skills and players who can spread the ball very quickly (and) you’ve got some dynamic guys up front.
I’m not sure how Jamie [Joseph] would handle those, but we’ll be watching with interest as he names his team on Thursday.
Japan captain Michael Leach:
My idea (Ireland) will do the same to us, the teams are kicking the ball to cancel our power.
The core of what we make of the balls given to us is the key. (Ireland) is very strong, a team that doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. There are many players to watch. The things we need to be most careful with are scams, malls and lineouts, and we need to keep up with the risk of not getting the high accuracy or rhythm of the game.
What are the best betting responses?
Japan should win: 9/1
Ireland for the win: 1/12
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What is our prediction?
Ireland started the tournament firmly with a 2-2 triumph over Scotland, and the men in the quarterfinals against South Africa or New Zealand – Joe Schmidt – will want to maintain a high level of performance in preparation. Japan has upset them, we’ve seen it before, but their performances against Russia on opening night were so wrong and flawed that they couldn’t imply that they would give a push on Saturday. Against South Africa at 20, they were more than unknown; This time, Ireland will be ready.
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Kick-off is at 8.15am BST, 4.15pm in Japan.