Russia warn Japan to bring 'A-game' or face RWC shock

2019-09-19 08:48

Russia captain Vasily Artemyev has warned Japan that unless they bring their "A-game" in Friday's Rugby World Cup opener, the hosts could face a mauling.

Baby oil and shampoo - World Cup remedies for Japan's weather

2019-09-18 12:03

Shampoo and baby oil have become essentials in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup as Japan's weather threatens to have a significant influence on the tournament.

Hosts Japan name team for World Cup opener

2019-09-18 07:06

Hosts Japan have named their team to face Russia on Friday in the tournament-opening Pool A match at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Boks intentionally played without the ball in Japan win

2019-09-11 07:25

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says his side deliberately played without the ball for large parts against Japan in order to prepare for the All Blacks.

Mallett: There's a calmness about this Bok team

2019-09-09 09:19

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett was impressed with South Africa's efforts in their win over Japan in Saitama.

Hot stuff! Japan look to roast World Cup rivals

2019-09-05 06:52

Japan coach Jamie Joseph admits his side can no longer fly under the radar, but has warned that his super-fit players will run teams ragged at the Rugby World Cup.

Fearless Japan relish rematch against vengeful Boks

2019-09-04 07:53

Coach Jamie Joseph insists Japan will have no fear after naming a strong side to face revenge-seeking South Africa in the Rugby World Cup hosts' final warm-up.

Springboks name formidable line-up for Japan clash

2019-09-03 11:51

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named his squad for their final Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-up match against hosts Japan.

WATCH: Japanese rugby lovers sing SA national anthem

2019-08-30 10:11

Watch as around 400 locals - including the town's mayor - turned up to sing the South African national anthem.

3 South Africans named in Japan's RWC squad

2019-08-29 08:45

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph promised the hosts would "give 150 percent" to reach the Rugby World Cup final after naming his 31-man squad.


Russians plot Japan shock in World Cup opener

2019-09-18 14:26

Russia coach Lyn Jones says he has a cunning plan to ambush hosts Japan in this week's Rugby World Cup opener.

Japan's Leitch tense before World Cup opener

2019-09-18 09:03

Japan captain Michael Leitch says he's been "all over the place" in practice in the run-up to their Rugby World Cup opener against Russia.

Japan embracing World Cup pressure - Lappies

2019-09-17 14:27

Japan are learning to live with the pressure of being World Cup hosts, flanker Pieter "Lappies" Labuschagne says.

Pacific rugby: The great brawn drain that left poor nations behind

2019-09-10 07:31

Rugby aims to open up new frontiers when Japan hosts the 2019 World Cup, but the Pacific island nations feel they're still being neglected by the game's powerbrokers.

Mapimpi magic helps Springboks gain revenge for Brighton shock

2019-09-06 14:13

Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi scored a hat-trick as the Springboks thrashed Japan in their final Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Kumagaya.

FT | RWC warm-up: Japan 7-41 Springboks

2019-09-04 12:49

A recap of the scoring from the Rugby World Cup warm-up match between hosts Japan and South Africa.

Bok shock that put Japan rugby on the map

2019-09-03 15:47

With time running out on England's south coast four years ago, Japan's rugby team orchestrated one of the biggest upsets in sport.

Springboks name formidable line-up for Japan clash

2019-09-03 06:48

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named his squad for their final Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-up match against hosts Japan.

Super-fit Japan aim high at Rugby World Cup

2019-08-29 14:30

Japan coach Jamie Joseph promised the hosts would "give 150 percent" to hit their target of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

Rassie will pick best Bok line-up for Japan Test

2019-08-28 16:41

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus plans to pick his best line-up for the Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Japan.

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