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Having been unavailable for selection in the squad to play against the Wallabies in Oita, Kotaro Matsushima has been quickly recal…

Tom Vinicombe
04 Nov, 9:47

The 26-year-old-shot to prominence at the recent World Cup, scoring five tries and finishing joint second on tournament’s overal…

Online Editors
15 Jan, 4:55

Six months after it was confirmed he would switch from Top League to Top 14, Japan winger Kotaro Matsushima has arrived in Clermon…

Josh Raisey
10 Jul, 13:33

It's a rare enough occurrence for a Japanese player at the top of his game to take his chances in the Top 14, but there are hopes …

Josh Raisey
28 Jan, 12:56

Camille Lopez converted Kotaro Matsushima’s try with the game’s last kick as Clermont dramatically beat Wasps to reach the qua…

03 Apr, 10:54

Kotaro Matsushima was injured on his Top 14 debut but the Japan star's third appearance last Saturday showed what he can do for Cl…

Online Editors
27 Oct, 6:09

Japan went back to the top of Pool A but they had to wait until injury time before Kotaro Matsushima secured the valuable bonus po…

Online Editors
05 Oct, 9:12

Leicester claimed their first win at the Stade Marcel-Michelin in 17 years as they beat Clermont Auvergne 29-10 in the first leg o…

10 Apr, 12:59

New laws state that professional rugby players in France are no longer free to play if they haven't been triple vaccinated

Gavin Mortimer
19 Jan, 3:31

The Brave Blossoms have named a relatively inexperienced line-up for this weekend's clash with the Wallabies, including two debuta…

21 Oct, 4:32

The second row was tipped to replace the injured Alun Wyn Jones with the Lions.

01 Jul, 14:33

Former British and Irish Lions back row Stephen Ferris believes that Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe has plenty to prove after…

Ian Cameron
01 Jul, 8:42

There are plenty of familiar faces from the 2019 World Cup in the Japan team that will face the Lions this Saturday in Edinburgh.

Liam Heagney
24 Jun, 10:53

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named a raft of 2019 World Cup heroes in his 36-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions in…

Alex McLeod
24 May, 1:24

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named his first squad since the 2019 World Cup ahead of the nation's historic clash with the Bri…

Alex McLeod
13 Apr, 21:58

Clermont pulled off a last-gasp Champions Cup escape at Wasps last Saturday that has left The Rugby Pod up in arms on their latest…

Liam Heagney
07 Apr, 8:39