Ireland’s second pool match at Rugby World Cup 2019 will be against host nation Japan at the Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA on Saturday 28th September.
Ireland previously met the Brave Blossoms during the pool stages of the 1991 and 1995 editions of the tournament. Ireland won those matches 32-16 and 50-28 respectively.
How To Watch Japan vs Ireland Live
Saturday 28 September 2019
Kick-off: 16:15 local, 07:15 GMT
Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka
Overall, Ireland and Japan have played each other on seven occasions and Ireland have won every match.
Japan Team :- Keita Inagaki, Shota Horie, Jiwon Koo, Luke Thompson, James Moore, Kazuki Himeno, Pieter Labuschagne (Captain), Amanaki Mafi, Yutaka Nagare, Yu Tamura, William Tupou, Ryoto Nakamura, Timothy Lafaele, Kotaro Matsushima, Ryohei Yamanaka
Replacements:- Atsushi Sakate, Isileli Nakajima, Asaeli Ai Valu, Wimpie van der Walt, Michael Leitch, Fumiaki Tanaka, Rikiya Matsuda, Lomano Lemeki
Ireland Team:- Cian Healy, Rory Best (Captain), Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander,Conor Murray, Jack Carty, Jacob Stockdale, Chris Farrell, Garry Ringrose, Keith Earls, Rob Kearney
Replacements:- Sean Cronin, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, Rhys Ruddock, Luke McGrath, Joey Carbery, Jordan Larmour