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Jamie Joseph has named nine debutants in his Brave Blossoms side to take on Uruguay this weekend ahead of Japan's test series agai…

Alex McLeod
17 Jun, 0:00

Japan played no games in 2020 because of coronavirus restrictions, denying them the chance to build on their historic run to the l…

31 May, 17:26

Israel Folau has failed to keep his unbeaten return to rugby union alive as his Shining Arcs side fell to defeat against the Kubot…

Alex McLeod
14 Jan, 23:58

Former Wallabies star Israel Folau has been named to start his second Japan Rugby League One match after impressing in his competi…

Alex McLeod
13 Jan, 21:40

Some of the world’s best rugby players are now just hours away from taking the field in the inaugural season of Japan’s Rugby …

Finn Morton
07 Jan, 20:18

Over 1,000 days since Israel Folau last played a professional match of rugby union, the former Wallabies fullback will make his re…

Tom Vinicombe
06 Jan, 6:48

The victorious Lions series and Rugby World Cup heroics in Japan have made the Springboks the poster boys for utilising overseas t…

Ian Cameron
29 Aug, 8:38

In their first match since their famous run to the 2019 World Cup quarter-finals, Japan overcame a staunch Sunwolves side in Shizu…

Alex McLeod
13 Jun, 20:24

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

As Eric Rush once said, “this is just one man’s opinion”. Mike Rehu delivers the Super Rugby Team of the Week for round two.

Mike Rehu
24 Feb, 18:21

New Zealand Conference giants the Crusaders and the Hurricanes each came through testing openers in Super Rugby on Saturday.

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Ben Spratt
16 Feb, 9:31

Don Rowe
15 Mar, 1:15

The XV investigates the game’s most influential ball carriers in the last 12 months

Andy Clarke
26 Oct, 4:23

Ulster fullback Louis Ludik would like to stay in Ireland after his rugby career ends, saying he fears life back home in South Afr…

Online Editors
22 Mar, 11:16

Wales have won only three Tests at Twickenham in the 24 years since professionalism, but under Warren Gatland, routs have been rep…

Owain Jones
04 Aug, 12:11