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The Brave Blossoms are ready to spring a surprise in selection.

Online Editors
Online Editors
25 Sep, 2:39

Unlike the other teams in the Pacific Nations Cup, Jamie Joseph has resisted the urge to make mass changes to his side for the sec…

Online Editors
Online Editors
01 Aug, 0:06

It's been over seven months since Michael Leitch last played a match of rugby. On Saturday, he'll finally suit up after spending t…

Online Editors
Online Editors
25 Jul, 23:37

Japan captain Michael Leitch has sent a message to Israel Folau on Twitter calling for the Australian to apologise for comments he…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
11 Apr, 7:52

Japan flanker Michael Leitch has revealed how the Brave Blossoms used special scrum drills to prepare themselves for last weekend'…

Ciarán Kennedy
Ciarán Kennedy
02 Oct, 10:26

The public awareness campaign has gone into overdrive at the Rugby World Cup, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe receiving th…

Online Editors
Online Editors
18 Sep, 19:38

Sunwolves' impending exit from the Super Rugby is a blow for rugby in the Far East, but Michael Leitch can't wait for the Japan Wo…

Online Editors
Online Editors
03 May, 13:29

The NZ, Australian and Pacific Super Rugby replacement might not incorporate any teams from Asia, but a number of the Japanese sid…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
16 Jan, 22:20
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