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Japanese lock Hitoshi Ono, who played in the famous "Miracle of Brighton" win over the Springboks, has announced his retirement.
The Japan Rugby Football Union will scrap three rounds of matches after a player was arrested on suspicion of using drugs.
Thousands of flag-waving rugby fans cheered Japan's national team at a celebratory parade in Tokyo.
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.
Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach is reportedly on the verge of securing a big-money move to French club Montpellier.
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.
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.
Rob Houwing differed from the official verdict in giving Damian de Allende the Boks’ top rating from the RWC QF downing of Japan.
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.
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.
The Japan Rugby Football Union has cancelled the remaining 42 matches of the 2020 Top League season in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Faf de Klerk guided South Africa to World Cup glory in Japan, with the hosts setting the tournament alight with an unexpected run to the quarter-finals.
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 will return to Japan in July 2020 to face the Brave Blossoms in a two-Test series, the RFU announced.
Once mere cannon fodder for rugby's big guns, Japan have staked their place as serious global players.
The Springboks have moved up a spot to fourth in the latest World Rugby rankings.
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.
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.
A recap of the scoring on the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between Japan and South Africa from Tokyo Stadium.
The Springboks need to surprise hosts this weekend with variety if they are to win their quarter-final clash, believes legend Jean de Villiers.
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