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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

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

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

Japan have just two scheduled fixtures left to play before the World Cup kicks off next month. As such, Jamie Joseph seems to be p…

Online Editors
08 Aug, 17:52

Forget the talk about Argentina and Fiji, Jamie Joseph's in-form and improving Japan are the real Rugby World Cup dark horse to wa…

Alex Shaw
03 Aug, 10:27

Seven weeks out from the kick-off of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and some minnows will be eyeing up big results against some title h…

03 Aug, 2:19

While everyone is focused on the Rugby Championship, a raft of tier two nations will kick off their World Cup preparations in the …

Alex McLeod
24 Jul, 2:30

Coach Jamie Joseph has whittled down his 42-man World Cup training squad to 31 for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup. A number of t…

Online Editors
17 Jul, 17:35

The 2015 Rugby World Cup gave us two major talking points before the knockout stages arrived: Japan beating South Africa and Engla…

In 2013, Brad Weber was dropped from the Otago squad for an up-and-coming teenager. Two years later, he became an All Black. In th…

Alex McLeod
14 Jun, 22:49

Tony Brown has kept the faith this week, making only two changes to the Sunwolves side that capitulated against the Hurricanes las…

Online Editors
24 Apr, 18:12

TEAM NAMING: The Sunwolves have sprung a surprise in naming loose-forward Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco in the midfield for their match …

Online Editors
17 Apr, 4:01

There are a group of talented, experienced and skilful scrum-halves heading to the Rugby World Cup later this year, but what sort …

Alex Shaw
01 Apr, 13:42

The short of it is that the Sunwolves are an endangered species and unless they manage to turn things around this year, extinction…

Tom Vinicombe
12 Feb, 23:43

Japan included three South African-born players in their World Cup training squad. Former Bulls duo Pieter Labuschagne and Gran…

Online Editors
26 Jan, 11:37

Japan led 15-10 at half-time, but England scored three tries after the interval to avoid a huge upset at Twickenham.

Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson
17 Nov, 14:21