Greig Laidlaw of Scotland passes the ball during the international friendly match against Japan on June 18, 2016
Result: Scotland seal late win to complete 2-0 series win over Japan
Scotland leave it late to beat Japan 21-16 and seal a 2-0 series win in Tokyo.
Jun 25, 13:19
Greig Laidlaw of Scotland passes the ball during the international friendly match against Japan on June 18, 2016
Result: Scotland overcome Japan in Tokyo
Scotland come from behind to record a 26-13 victory over Japan in Saturday's friendly in Tokyo.
Jun 18, 13:25
Ayumu Goromaru of Japan celebrates scoring his team's second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015
Robbie Deans not interested in becoming Japan coach
Robbie Deans reveals that does not want to be the new head coach of Japan.
Dec 5, 12:51
Japan fans celebrate with players after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Japan at Stadium mk on October 3, 2015
Craig Wing praises "unreal" Japan supporters
Japan's Craig Wing heaps praise on his side's "loyal fans" for backing them throughout their memorable Rugby World Cup campaign, which ultimately ended in disappointment.
Oct 12, 00:13
Japan Forwards Coach Steve Borthwick looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015
Interview: Japan assistant coach Steve Borthwick
Sports Mole speaks to Japan coach Steve Borthwick following his side's 28-18 victory over USA in Gloucester.
Oct 11, 23:32
Kotaro Matsushima of Japan is held back during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between USA and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Gloucester, United Kingdom.
Result: Japan bow out of Rugby World Cup with convincing win over USA
Japan end their Rugby World Cup adventure with a 28-18 victory over USA at the Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester.
Oct 11, 21:42
Fumiaki Tanaka of Japan looks to go past Mike Petri of the United States during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between USA and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Gloucester, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Japan take nine-point lead into interval against USA
Japan lead USA 17-8 at half time in the Rugby World Cup's final pool-phase fixture at the Kingsholm Stadium.
Oct 11, 20:44
Fumiaki Tanaka of Japan looks to go past Mike Petri of the United States during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between USA and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Gloucester, United Kingdom.
Live Commentary: USA 18-28 Japan - as it happened
Take a look back at the final game of the pool stage with Sports Mole's text coverage of Japan's World Cup triumph over USA.
Oct 11, 19:28
Japan head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the Rugby World Cup game with Scotland on September 23, 2015
Eddie Jones hails Japan performance at Rugby World Cup
Eddie Jones claims that it would be "a fantastic achievement" if Japan were to reach the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 10, 14:45
Samoa's wing Alesana Tuilagi kicks the ball during the captain's run training session at Villa park stadium in Birmingham on September 25, 2015
Alesana Tuilagi's five-week ban criticised by former internationals
Former players criticise World Rugby over the five-week ban given to Samoa's Alesana Tuilagi.
Oct 7, 14:13
Samoa's wing Alesana Tuilagi kicks the ball during the captain's run training session at Villa park stadium in Birmingham on September 25, 2015
Samoa wing Alesana Tuilagi suspended for five weeks
Samoa wing Alesana Tuilagi is handed a five-week suspension for foul play during his side's defeat to Japan.
Oct 7, 01:40
Ayumu Goromaru of Japan kicks at goal during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Japan at Stadium mk on October 3, 2015
Result: Ayumu Goromaru inspires Japan to resounding victory over Samoa
Ayumu Goromaru shines as Japan thrash Samoa 26-5 in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 3, 16:28
Alesana Tuilagi of Samoa is tackled during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Japan at Stadium mk on October 3, 2015
Live Commentary: Japan 26-5 Samoa - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Japan's 26-5 win over Samoa at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 3, 14:00
Japan Forwards Coach Steve Borthwick looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015
Japan forwards coach Steve Borthwick: 'Samoa match is huge'
Japan forwards coach Steve Borthwick tells Sports Mole that the upcoming Rugby World Cup showdown between his side and Samoa is a "huge" match in Pool B.
Sep 23, 22:53
Japan Forwards Coach Steve Borthwick looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015
Steve Borthwick "annoyed" by Japan mistakes
Japan forwards coach Steve Borthwick bemoans his side's errors in the second half of the Rugby World Cup defeat at the hands of Scotland.
Sep 23, 21:44
Japan's head coach Eddie Jones is pictured as he supervises a team training session at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, western England, on September 22, 2015, during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Japan head coach Eddie Jones talks up importance of Samoa clash
Japan head coach Eddie Jones tells Sports Mole that their Pool B meeting with Samoa is an all-or-nothing match when it comes to their quarter-final hopes.
Sep 23, 18:54
Japan head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the Rugby World Cup game with Scotland on September 23, 2015
Japan head coach Eddie Jones: 'No excuses for Scotland defeat'
Japan head coach Eddie Jones tells Sports Mole that Scotland were simply "too good" for his side in the second half of their 45-10 defeat at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 23, 18:44
Scotland's coach Vern Cotter smiles before the rugby union test match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on August 5, 2015
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter pleased to pass "great test"
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter tells Sports Mole that he is pleased to have safely negotiated South Africa's conquerors Japan at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 23, 18:25
Mark Bennett scores for Scotland during the Rugby World Cup game with Japan on September 23, 2015
Result: Five-star Scotland claim bonus point in victory over Japan
Scotland score five tries in the second half to ease to a 45-10 bonus-point victory over South Africa conquerors Japan at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 23, 16:22
Stuart Hogg of Scotland during the Rugby World Cup game with Japan on September 23, 2015
Half-Time Report: Greig Laidlaw kicks Scotland ahead against Japan
Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw kicks four penalties in the first half to hand his side a 12-7 lead over Japan in their Rugby World Cup Pool B clash.
Sep 23, 15:17


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