France edge to opening win over Japan in Davis Cup

2019-11-19 20:12

France survived an early scare in the Davis Cup as the tournament's top seeds had to win a close deciding set in a decisive doubles rubber to beat Japan in Madrid.

England to return to Japan for 2-Test tour in 2020

2019-11-08 13:38

England will return to Japan in July 2020 to face the Brave Blossoms in a two-Test series, the RFU announced.

Future bright for Japan rugby after 'fairy tale' World Cup

2019-11-04 11:37

Once mere cannon fodder for rugby's big guns, Japan have staked their place as serious global players.

Boks back into top 4 of World Rugby rankings

2019-10-21 09:48

The Springboks have moved up a spot to fourth in the latest World Rugby rankings.

Japan rugby in good place despite World Cup exit - Joseph

2019-10-20 16:38

Japan coach Jamie Joseph insisted rugby in the country was in a "good place" despite his team's 26-3 defeat by South Africa that saw them exit the World Cup.

De Klerk at heart of Springboks' blitzkrieg defence

2019-10-20 15:25

South Africa scrumhalf Faf de Klerk led a tackling blitzkrieg to help South Africa snuff out Japan during the final quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup.

HIGHLIGHTS | Japan 3-26 Springboks

2019-10-20 08:30

A recap of the scoring on the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between Japan and South Africa from Tokyo Stadium.

Former Bok skipper: Springboks need to surprise with variety

2019-10-19 06:17

The Springboks need to surprise hosts this weekend with variety if they are to win their quarter-final clash, believes legend Jean de Villiers.

Hammer time: Japan using new tools in RWC bid

2019-10-18 13:17

Japan have some very unusual training methods - but none more bizarre than smacking their coach on the head with a plastic hammer.

Japan forced to make 1 change for Springbok QF

2019-10-18 06:49

Japan coach Jamie Joseph made one injury-enforced change to his starting XV for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa.

 

Joseph out of All Blacks running, extends Japan stay

2019-11-18 07:56

Jamie Joseph will stay on as head coach of Japan through the next Rugby World Cup in 2023, a decision that rules him out of the vacant All Blacks coaching role.

Reinach on verge of big-money French move - report

2019-11-05 08:35

Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach is reportedly on the verge of securing a big-money move to French club Montpellier.

Japan to ask Joseph to stay on as coach

2019-10-24 10:18

Japan's Rugby Football Union will seek to keep Jamie Joseph as coach after he took the Brave Blossoms to a historic Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

'Big thank you' from Japan fans to Brave Blossoms

2019-10-20 17:17

Japan's rugby fans had nothing but praise for their team's fairytale march to the World Cup quarter-finals that came crashing down with a 26-3 defeat to South Africa.

Bok ratings: De Allende delivered right ‘poison’

2019-10-20 16:15

Rob Houwing differed from the official verdict in giving Damian de Allende the Boks’ top rating from the RWC QF downing of Japan.

Springboks end fairy tale World Cup run of hosts Japan

2019-10-20 14:18

The Springboks scrapped their way into the semi-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, ending the fairy tale run of hosts Japan in Tokyo.

Japan pray for new 'miracle' in Springbok showdown

2019-10-20 07:16

Millions of home fans will tune in on Sunday as hosts Japan bid to extend their Rugby World Cup fairy tale in a historic quarter-final against South Africa.

Not just another game, says Bok skipper Kolisi

2019-10-18 20:07

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says they have embraced the mental challenge of a Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan.

Samurai, stuffings and stunners: Japan's rugby story

2019-10-18 12:19

Japan's rugby history began with a samurai killing and has featured some embarrassing results before the Brave Blossoms' astonishing transformation.

Rassie: Unfortunately Japan is the enemy for 1 week

2019-10-18 06:39

The Boks will have to shelve their affection for Japan and Japanese fans to spoil the hosts' party in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

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