Japan v Wallabies: How to watch, teams and more

Fri, 22/10/2021, 09:49 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
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The Wallabies will kick off their Spring Tour against Japan in Oita on October 23.

Dave Rennie's men enter the tour full of confidence after four straight wins to finish the Rugby Championship.

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Meanwhile, the Brave Blossoms will be out to prove a point after two narrow defeats against the British and Irish Lions in July, with coach Jamie Joseph hunting for an upset.

Here is everything you need to know about Japan v Wallabies

WHEN DO THE WALLABIES PLAY NEXT?

The Wallabies will play next Japan at Oita Stadium, Oita on Saturday 23 October.

It will mark the start of their Spring Tour, with the Wallabies off to Europe after the one-off Test.

They will then play Scotland, followed by games against England and Wales to finish of the year.

HOW TO WATCH WALLABIES V JAPAN IN AUSTRALIA?

The Wallabies match against Japan will be shown exclusively on Stan Sport.

Coverage for the match will start from 3:30 pm (AEST) and will be ad-free, live and on demand

HOW TO WATCH WALLABIES V JAPAN OVERSEAS

For a full list of broadcasters, check out the list below:

New Zealand: Sky Sports

South Africa/Africa and adjacent islands: SuperSport

Argentina/South America/North America: ESPN

USA: FloSports

Canada: TSN

UK & Ireland (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man): Sky UK

France/Andorra/Monaco/Luxembourg: Canal+

Japan: Wowow

Pacific: Digicel

Italy, Vatican City, San Marino and Canton Ticino, Switzerland: Sky Italia

Spain/Andorra:Telefonica

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nepal, Northern Marianas, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Tajikistan, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam: Premier Sports

WHAT TIME DOES THE WALLABIES GAME V JAPAN KICK OFF?

The Wallabies v Japan match will kick off at 3:45 pm AEDT (1:45 pm local time)

Coverage will be ad-free and continue throughout the game on Stan Sport and start from 3:30 pm

WALLABIES SPRING TOUR SCHEDULE

The Wallabies have confirmed a blockbuster Spring Tour schedule to round out 2021.

After an exciting clash against Japan, the side will head to Edinburgh to face Scotland before facing old rivals England at their hallowed grounds of Twickenham.

They will round out the international season on November 20 against defending Six Nations champions Wales.

2021 Spring Tour

Japan v Wallabies at Oita Stadium, Oita on Saturday 23 October at 1.45pm JST (3:45 pm AEDT)

Scotland v Wallabies at Murrayfield, Edinburgh on Sunday 7 November at 2.15pm GMT (Monday 1:15 am AEDT)

England v Wallabies at Twickenham, London on Saturday 13 November at 5.30pm GMT (Sunday 4:30 am AEDT)

Wales v Wallabies at Principality Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday 20 November at 5.30pm GMT (Sunday 4:30 am AEDT)

WALLABIES V JAPAN TEAMS

WALLABIES (1-15): James Slipper, Folau Fainga'a, Taniela Tupou, Izack Rodda, Matt Philip, Rob Leota, Michael Hooper (c) Rob Valetini, Nic White, Quade Cooper, Andrew Kellaway, Hunter Paisami, Len Ikitau, Tom Wright, Reece Hodge

Reserves: Connal McInerney, Angus Bell, Allan Alaalatoa, Darcy Swain, Pete Samu, Tate McDermott, James O'Connor, Jordan Petaia

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JAPAN (1-15): Keita Inagaki, Atsushi Sakate, Koo Ji-won, Jack Cornelsen, James Moore, Ben Gunter, Pieter Labuschagne (c), Kazuki Himeno, Yukuta Nagare, Rikiya Matsuda, Siosaia Fifita, Ryoto Nakamura, Tim Lafaele, Lomano Lemeki, Semisi Masirewa

Reserves: Yusuke Niwai, Craig Millar, Asaeli Ai Valu, Michael Leitch, Tevita Tatafu, Naoto Saito, Yu Tamura, Dylan Riley. 

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