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

Alex McLeod
18 Oct 2019, 0:25

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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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…

RugbyPass
RugbyPass
03 Aug 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 17:35

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

Rhiannon Garth Jones
Rhiannon Garth Jones
02 Jul 2019, 1:31

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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 13:42
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