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Ayumu Goromaru was a lightning rod for everything positive about Japanese rugby after the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Could Shota Fukui …

Alex Shaw
22 Mar 2019, 7:30

Japan's most iconic rugby player can now claim to be the most prolific in its domestic league.

Online Editors
01 Sep 2018, 11:08

Japan's first World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru has announced the next Japanese Top League season will be his last, confirming that he…

Online Editors
16 Dec 2020, 18:56

When Japan host England in Tokyo on Saturday June 22, which is live and exclusive on RugbyPass TV in the UK and Ireland, they will…

Jon Newcombe
16 Jun 2024, 13:00

The revamped Super Rugby Pacific competition, now in its third year, is still trying to capture imagination and relevance post-Sou…

Ben Smith
07 Apr 2024, 21:41

The flying Kiwi talks leaving South Africa, Hurricanes Galacticos and how his body broke down.

Jamie Lyall
16 Nov 2023, 10:43

Karne Hesketh’s 84th-minute try sealed a staggering victory.

18 Sep 2023, 7:44

Karne Hesketh’s 84th-minute try sealed a staggering performance from the Brave Blossoms.

19 Sep 2022, 4:56

Everyone loves a good rugby upset, a David and Goliath story - let's take a look at some of the greatest ever upsets in rugby unio…

Jack Tunney
05 Sep 2022, 4:44

Eddie Jones was able to lead Japan to a first World Cup win in 24 years.

19 Sep 2021, 10:30

The dynasty built by Mourad Boudjellal has crumbled since he opted out and it is a shadow of its former self

Gavin Mortimer
16 Aug 2021, 5:28

Wallaby captain Michael Hooper is still in the hunt for a title in Japan after Toyota Verblitz overpowered the Hino Red Dolphins 4…

25 Apr 2021, 6:25

The transformation into a tougher Top League side is not without growing pains however, as the hyper competitive TJ Perenara found…

Sam Smith
05 Apr 2021, 20:47

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

Tom Vinicombe
16 Jan 2021, 23:20

Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn welcomed a groundbreaking alliance between the Super Rugby franchise and the Japanese Top Leagu…

20 Dec 2020, 22:58

Karne Hesketh’s 84th-minute try sealed the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history as Japan stunned South Africa 34-32 in their…

19 Sep 2020, 1:23