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The Chiefs have overhauled their starting line-up for this Sunday's clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington, making eight personne…

Sam Smith
30 Mar, 15:13

Waikato have announced their side for the top of the Premiership table clash against Tasman at Trafalgar Park, Nelson, in week 3 o…

Online Editors
24 Sep, 21:30

Running out in a Mitre 10 Cup for Waikato while wearing the captain's armband has been a long time coming for Luke Jacobson.

Online Editors
10 Sep, 19:25

Luke Thompson will play at a fourth Rugby World Cup after being included in tournament host Japan's squad.

Online Editors
29 Aug, 15:58

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

All eight of the nations to make the knockout rounds of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will already be beginning to look at their transi…

Alex Shaw
04 Nov, 5:56

Rather than focus on Japan's 26-3 loss to South Africa in Sunday's World Cup quarter-final, it's better to remember how far the na…

Online Editors
20 Oct, 21:46

RugbyPass rates the Japan players after the World Cup hosts fell to a 26-3 quarter-final defeat to a powerful South Africa team in…

Alex Shaw
20 Oct, 8:36

Japan have won over the hearts and minds of the rugby world with their displays at the RWC and here are the future stars who can s…

Alex Shaw
18 Oct, 11:15

The Brave Blossoms have named a strong side for their maiden appearance in a World Cup knockout match.

Alex McLeod
18 Oct, 0:25

Four years ago, the Bok scrum had no answer for what Japan threw at them. Under different guidance now, can the Brave Blossoms rep…

Alex Shaw
16 Oct, 12:18

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named his team for the Pool A match against Ireland at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Saturday.

Online Editors
26 Sep, 2:14

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

Online Editors
18 Sep, 20:38

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has made seven changes to his starting XV for the opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup against …

Online Editors
18 Sep, 0:30

Japan has named a strong squad for their pre-Rugby World Cup Test with South Africa, with coach Jamie Joseph placing the tournamen…

Online Editors
04 Sep, 3:32

Host nation Japan have taken a giant step towards the start of the World Cup with Jamie Joseph confirming his 31-man squad followi…

Online Editors
29 Aug, 6:56
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