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Coverage of the International Rugby Union Friendlies clash between Ireland and Japan.
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Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Ireland to host autumn internationals against Japan, New Zealand and Argentina
Ireland will face the All Blacks four times in the 2021-22 season.
Jul 12, 12:46
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Andy Farrell names four uncapped Ulster players to face USA
Head coach Andy Farrell has also included four uncapped players among the replacements.
Jul 8, 14:12
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Ireland release Chris Farrell, Jordan Larmour and Peter O'Mahony from squad
Head coach Andy Chris Farrell has retained a 35-man group for the USA's visit to Dublin.
Jul 5, 14:28
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Andy Farrell pays tribute to "dynamic" Japan after Ireland win
Andy Farrell's side were lacklustre in the first half at the Aviva Stadium in front of 3,000 spectators.
Jul 3, 17:50
Ireland's Ryan Baird in action against Japan on July 3, 2021
Result: Ireland edge out Japan as fans return to Aviva Stadium
Ireland were missing players on Lions duty, while other senior players were rested.
Jul 3, 16:38
Ireland's James Ryan pictured in February 2020
James Ryan cleared to lead Ireland against Japan
The second row was tipped to replace the injured Alun Wyn Jones with the Lions.
Jul 1, 19:28
Ireland's James Ryan pictured in February 2020
James Ryan available to lead Ireland against Japan
The Leinster lock will take the armband in the absence of Johnny Sexton.
Jul 1, 14:58
British and Irish Lions celebrate a try against Japan on June 26, 2021
Result: Lions' victory over Japan overshadowed by major injury problems
Japan were beaten 28-10 at Murrayfield, with Alun Wyn Jones suffering a dislocated shoulder inside eight minutes.
Jun 26, 18:02
Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones goes down injured against Japan on June 26, 2021
Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones ruled out of South Africa tour
The skipper suffered an injury during the Test match against Japan.
Jun 26, 17:58
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones pictured in February 2020
Alun Wyn Jones: 'Time for players to step up after tour uncertainty'
The Lions take on Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Jun 25, 23:16
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones pictured in February 2020
Five talking points ahead of the British and Irish Lions' clash with Japan
The match will take place at Murrayfield in front of a crowd of 16,500.
Jun 25, 13:35
Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland during the announcement on June 2019
Preview: British and Irish Lions vs. Japan - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's British and Irish Lions tour curtain-raiser as Warren Gatland's side face Japan at Murrayfield, including predictions, team news and lineups.
Jun 24, 16:49
Zander Fagerson in action for Scotland in November 2017
Zander Fagerson to miss Lions' clash with Japan due to injury
The injured duo leave Duhan Van Der Merwe and Rory Sutherland as the two remaining Scotland internationals in the starting line-up.
Jun 24, 10:45
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Robert Baloucoune reflects on "weird journey" to Ireland debut
The 23-year-old is among 12 uncapped players in Andy Farrell's squad.
Jun 23, 17:08
Scotland's Hamish Watson pictured on October 2020
Hamish Watson ruled out of Japan clash due to concussion
Justin Tipuric fills the vacancy at openside for Saturday's match.
Jun 23, 15:26
Scotland's Hamish Watson pictured on October 2020
Four Scotland internationals to start for Lions against Japan
Wing Duhan Van Der Merwe, props Rory Sutherland and Zander Fagerson and flanker Hamish Watson will make their Lions debuts.
Jun 22, 11:25
Owen Farrell in action for England on December 6, 2020
Saracens players lead Lions reinforcements ahead of Japan clash
All but Exeter's four-strong detachment are present at the squad's training camp in Jersey.
Jun 21, 14:41
Joey Carbery pictured on August 10, 2019
Ireland recall Caelan Doris and Joey Carbery for summer Tests
James Ryan will captain the 37-man group in the absence of veteran fly-half Johnny Sexton.
Jun 14, 13:00
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British and Irish Lions squad receive first coronavirus vaccinations
Players visited a site in London on Wednesday to be given the Pfizer jab.
May 26, 17:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Crowd of 16,500 to watch British and Irish Lions clash with Japan
It will be the first time fans have been allowed into Murrayfield for an international match since March last year.
May 19, 11:27

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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