September 26, 2019 / 11:30 AM / 21 days ago

Factbox - World Cup - Japan v Ireland

(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)

Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Tony Lawrence

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