Tokyo unveils 'cherry blossom' Olympic torch

2019-03-20 11:56

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin.

Japan name 3 South Africans in RWC training squad

2019-01-24 09:57

Japan have named three South African-born players in their training squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Jones glad as 'seduced' England recover to beat Japan

2018-11-18 12:00

Eddie Jones said his team "played like England" in the second half after they came from behind to beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham.

Japan will have 'point to prove' says England's Hatley

2018-11-16 17:52

England are readying themselves to face a Japan side with a point to prove when they face the 2019 World Cup hosts at Twickenham.

Bath wing handed England debut by Jones

2018-11-15 14:02

Bath wing Joe Cokanasiga has been handed his England debut on his 21st birthday as coach Eddie Jones made 11 changes for this weekend's international against Japan.

Eddie Jones expects Japan to be competitive

2018-11-14 12:05

England coach Eddie Jones expects to face a competitive Japan side, because of their change in mentality, when the sides meet on Saturday.

Japan has no need of 'divine intervention' after Jones jibe

2018-11-12 18:57

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has insisted his side have no plans to follow Eddie Jones advice to "go to the temple and pray" ahead of their match.

Baby-faced All Blacks smash plucky Japan

2018-11-03 16:00

Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga boosted his Rugby World Cup hopes as he sparked a second-string All Blacks side to victory over Japan in Tokyo.

All Blacks name second-string side for Japan clash

2018-11-01 06:45

World champions New Zealand named two uncapped players among a second-string starting line-up for their Test against Japan in Tokyo.

Ex-Bok captain to spearhead World XV

2018-10-12 06:42

Former Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss will captain a World XV side against Japan later this month.


Japan call up bad-boy Mafi despite assault charges

2019-03-04 11:04

Amanaki Mafi, who is facing assault charges in New Zealand, has been called up to Japan's extended Rugby World Cup training camp.

Boks to add Japan to pre-RWC 2019 schedule

2018-11-26 18:26

The Springboks look set to play a Test against Japan next year which will serve as preparation for the Rugby World Cup.

England made to fight for victory over Japan

2018-11-17 19:14

England recovered from a difficult first-half to defeat a plucky Japan side at Twickenham in London.

Jones' focus solely on England as Japan reunion looms

2018-11-16 09:32

England coach Eddie Jones has no intention of getting sentimental when his side face 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts Japan at Twickenham.

Japan won't 'bow down' to England

2018-11-15 07:30

Japan captain Michael Leitch has vowed his side will not "bow down" to England or their former coach Eddie Jones at Twickenham.

Japan coach Joseph praying for good weather at Twickenham

2018-11-13 08:03

Japan coach Jamie Joseph laughed off advice from predecessor Eddie Jones that Japan should seek divine intervention for their test against England this weekend.

Jones tells Japan to 'pray' ahead of England clash

2018-11-12 12:36

England coach Eddie Jones has advised Japan to go to the temple and pray as he promised to show no mercy when the team comes to Twickenham.

Japan can chop down All Blacks, believes captain Leitch

2018-11-02 12:02

Japan captain Michael Leitch says the Brave Blossoms are capable of pulling off a shock victory over the mighty All Blacks this weekend.

Japan pipped by world XV in All Blacks tune-up

2018-10-26 17:18

Japan fell just short of completing a late comeback against a star-studded world select side as the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts went down.

PICTURE: Meet the actor who'll play Eddie Jones

2018-10-03 12:17

Meet the man who has been cast to portray current England and former Japan coach Eddie Jones in an upcoming movie.

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