Leitch says Japan can make RWC history

2019-06-13 11:53

Japan's rugby captain Michael Leitch warned that the "Brave Blossoms" will fear no one at this year's World Cup.

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.

Leitch to ditch Chiefs for Sunwolves

2017-05-16 09:04

Japan rugby captain Michael Leitch says he will leave the Chiefs after this season with an eye towards joining Japanese side Sunwolves.

Chiefs suffer suspension blow

2017-03-12 09:53

The Chiefs will be without Michael Leitch for a week after he was suspended for a dangerous tackle.

Japan fans look for second RWC upset

2015-09-23 12:01

Excitement is growing across Japan that the country's players could prove their RWC win against SA was no fluke when they face Scotland.

Leitch overshadows De Villiers in Japanese win

2015-09-20 13:51

Japanese captain Michael Leitch completely overshadowed Jean de Villiers in Japan's improbable victory over the Springboks.


Leitch says Jones changed Japan's rugby culture

2018-11-16 23:03

Michael Leitch paid tribute to Eddie Jones for changing Japan's rugby culture, on the eve of a Twickenham reunion with the now England boss.

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.

Leitch to leave Chiefs to join Sunwolves

2017-04-26 11:53

Chiefs back-rower Michael Leitch will play for the Sunwolves, possibly as early as next year, after revealing he has signed a contract with them.

Chiefs' Leitch cited for dangerous tackle

2017-03-10 14:09

Michael Leitch of the Chiefs has been cited for alleged foul play during Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Hamilton.

Japan look to create more RWC ripples

2015-09-22 09:52

Michael Leitch and Ayuma Goromaru can rubberstamp their sporting hero status by helping Japan claim another RWC scalp when they play Scotland.

No quarters, no good, says Jones

2015-09-20 12:29

With their victory over the Springboks, Japan will not lose sight of the bigger goal of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals.

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