September 26, 2019 / 11:15 AM / 17 days ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-World Cup-Japan v Ireland

    Sept 26 (Reuters) - Factbox on the Rugby World Cup Pool A
fixture between Japan and Ireland:
    
    WHERE
    Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi
    
    WHEN
    Saturday, September 28 at 4.15pm local time (0715 GMT)
    
    JAPAN
    World ranking: 9
    Coach: Jamie Joseph (New Zealand)
    Captain: Pieter Labuschagne
    Team: 15-Ryohei Yamanaka, 14-Kotaro Matsushima, 13-Timothy
Lafaele, 12-Ryoto Nakamura, 11-Will Tupou, 10-Yu Tamura,
9-Yutaka Nagare, 8-Amanaki Lelei Mafi, 7-Pieter Labuschagne,
6-Kazuki Himeno, 5-James Moore, 4-Luke Thompson, 3-Jiwon Koo,
2-Shota Horie, 1-Keita Inagaki
    Replacements: 16-Atsushi Sakate, 17-Isileli Nakajima,
18-Asaeli Ai Valu, 19-Wimpie van der Walt, 20-Michael Leitch,
21-Fumiaki Tanaka, 22-Rikiya Matsuda, 23-Lomano Lemeki.
    
    IRELAND
    World ranking: 2
    Coach: Joe Schmidt (New Zealand)
    Captain: Rory Best
    Team: 15-Rob Kearney, 14-Keith Earls, 13-Garry Ringrose,
12-Chris Farrell, 11-Jacob Stockdale, 10-Jack Carty, 9-Conor
Murray, 8-CJ Stander, 7-Josh van der Flier, 6-Peter O’Mahony,
5-James Ryan, 4-Iain Henderson, 3-Tadhg Furlong, 2-Rory Best,
1-Cian Healy
    Replacements: 16-Sean Cronin, 17-Dave Kilcoyne, 18-Andrew
Porter, 19-Tadhg Beirne, 20-Rhys Ruddock, 21-Luke McGrath,
22-Joey Carbery, 23-Jordan Larmour.
    
    OFFICIALS
    Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
    Assistants: Jerome Garces (France), Matthew Carley (England)
    TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
    
    POOL A FIXTURES/RESULTS (date/opponent/venue)
    JAPAN
    Sept 20  Japan 30-10 Russia     Tokyo
    Oct 5    v Samoa                Toyota
    Oct 13   v Scotland             Yokohama 
    
    IRELAND
    Sept 22  Ireland 27-3 Scotland  Yokohama
    Oct 3    v Russia               Kobe
    Oct 12   v Samoa                Fukuoka    

 (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Tony
Lawrence)
  
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