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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

All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett lined up at 10 for Suntory as his side looked to keep their unbeaten streak alive, but it wasn't…

Sam Smith
30 Mar, 17:26

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

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

Alex McLeod
18 Oct, 0:25

After four penalties to stay within touching distance, Japan delivered a high-energy set of phases to cross in the corner through …

Ben Smith
29 Sep, 1:46

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

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

It's been over seven months since Michael Leitch last played a match of rugby. On Saturday, he'll finally suit up after spending t…

Online Editors
26 Jul, 0:37

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

Player ratings from a surprisingly tight contest at Twickenham, where England were given all they could handle from a spirited Jap…

Alex Shaw
17 Nov, 12:07
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