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.

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.

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.

Japan coach Joseph quits Sunwolves to focus on RWC

2018-09-20 07:37

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph is set to relinquish control of Super Rugby's Sunwolves to concentrate on the host team's run-in to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Brown takes charge as Sunwolves brace for Bulls

2018-06-26 12:46

Tony Brown has taken over the Sunwolves coaching reins until the end of the season from Jamie Joseph.

Jamie Joseph unveils Japan squad

2018-05-23 14:04

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named a 33-man squad for June's upcoming Test matches against Italy and Georgia, which includes just one new cap.

Joseph says Sunwolves role will reap RWC rewards

2018-03-08 14:11

Japan and Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph says that his players will soon reap the benefits of him being able to "roll up his sleeves".

Japan 'disappointed' after blowing France chance

2017-11-26 08:14

Japan are "disappointed" but happy with their progress after coming within a missed conversion of causing a huge upset by beating France.

Japan make 1 change for France

2017-11-24 12:30

Japan boss Jamie Joseph has made just one alteration to his starting line-up to face France in their end-of-year Test in Nanterre.

SA-born Van der Walt set for Japan debut

2017-11-03 14:46

SA-born utility forward Wimpie van der Walt has been named in Japan’s match-day squad for their Test against Australia in Yokohama.


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.

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.

Tony Brown named Sunwolves head coach

2018-09-28 06:30

Ex-All Black Tony Brown has been named as the new coach of Japan's Sunwolves, replacing national boss Jamie Joseph.

Japan 'on track' to make Rugby World Cup history

2018-06-27 09:09

Japan rugby coach Jamie Joseph says his team were capable of making history by reaching the quarter-finals at next year's RWC.

Sunwolves ring changes for Brumbies

2018-06-01 10:22

Sunwolves head coach Jamie Joseph has rung the changes to his starting line-up for their Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies in Canberra.

Wholesale changes from Sunwolves

2018-04-05 11:44

The Sunwolves return from a bye and will be looking to ignite their season when they host the Waratahs at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium.

New Sunwolves boss eyes Super Rugby Top 5

2017-12-04 10:01

The new coach of Japan's Sunwolves Super Rugby side says he is targeting a top-five finish next season.

Stuttering France held by Japan

2017-11-26 00:22

Japan held France to a draw in their final November international with the hosts lucky to avoid a sixth straight defeat.

Kiwi Joseph confident in Japan's scope to improve

2017-11-22 18:40

Japan coach Jamie Joseph says he's happy to sacrifice ranking points in order to better prepare the Brave Blossoms to compete at the World Cup.

Jamie Joseph named new Sunwolves head coach

2017-09-29 07:22

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph will replace fellow New Zealander Filo Tiatia as head coach of the Tokyo-based Sunwolves in Super Rugby next season.

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