Rugby World Cup 2019

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Day 1 – RWC 2019 Is Go

Sumpu Castle Park prepares for RWC 2019

Day 2 – Blossoms Bloom

Fanzone 1st Night RWC

Day 3 – Hopes High In Hokkaido

Sapporo Biergarten

Day 4 – Typhoon Tapah

Typhoon Tapah’s stormy skies

Day 5 – Fatialofa Forever

Central Shizuoka clock

Day 6 – Referees Take The Rap

High tackle

Day 7 – Fiji’s Faltering Feet

Shoes and slippers

Day 8 – Peak Performance

Mt Fuji from Sengen Shrine, Shizuoka

Day 9 – Kanarazu Katsu

Sumpu Castle Fanzone

Day 10 – Shamrock Shenanigans

Irish and Japanese fans after the game

Day 11 – Kilts In Kobe

View of Osaka Bay from Kitano, Kobe

Day 12 – Taxing Times

Onsen on the Izu Peninsula

Day 13 – Black Ballet

Haka time

Day 14 – Lelo Lelo Saqartvelo

Scotland vs Georgia, Boris Pachaidze Stadium, Tbilisi (Photo: Irakli Giorgadze)

Day 15 – Spear Shame In Shizuoka

Sumpu Castle Moat and Tower, Shizuoka

Day 16 – Working Weekends

Sloppy “grammar”

Day 17 – Toyota Triumph

Tsumago Magome Hike, Gifu

Day 18 – Kumamon’s Kumamoto

Kumamon Book Cover

Day 19 – Heavenly Himeji

Himeji’s “too white” castle

Day 20 – Quarter Qualification

Fuji view from castle ruins near Mishima

Day 21 – Hagibis Hovers

High waves before a typhoon in Taiwan

Day 22 – Smashing Stereotypes

Hayabusa Shinkansen, Tokyo Station

Day 23 – Stormy Saturday

Empty shelves as people stockpile in preparation for Typhoon Hagibis

Day 24 – Bonus Battle

Gloomy day in central Yokohama

Day 25 – Victory Road

Scenic road on the Izu Peninsula

Day 26 – Brighton And Blankets

A “kotatsu” (Japanese heated table)

Day 27 – Hanazawa Hike

Hanazawa Village near Yaizu

Day 28 – Final Four

Yokohama Ramen Museum

Day 29 – Takedown And Thriller

Loween the Pumpkin

Day 30 – The Other World Cup

Daidogei World Cup Magazine, Shizuoka

Day 31 – Boks Bound To Glory

Sunset on the Izu Peninsula

Bonus Interview – Rugby in Poland with Mark Bryan

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