/ Jun 16, 2016

Scotland names team for first test with Japan

Scotland coach Vern Cotter named his side Thursday for Saturday’s match with Japan at Toyota Stadium, the first in the two-test series that has been dubbed the “Revenge Games” by local media. Scotland was the only side to beat the Brave Blossoms at last ...

Japan sets squad for tests against Canada, Scotland

/ May 30, 2016

Japan sets squad for tests against Canada, Scotland

The Japan Rugby Football Union on Monday announced the 33-man squad that will play Canada and Scotland in June. The squad includes 16 members of the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad and five uncapped players. Heading the list of absentees are captain Michael Leitch ...

Jones critical of Japan over succession, work ethic

/ Apr 29, 2016

Jones critical of Japan over succession, work ethic

With Japan set for a test match on Saturday, the Brave Blossoms’ first since their heroics at last year’s Rugby World Cup, former coach Eddie Jones is less than impressed with how things have panned out regarding his successor. “What other team, what serious ...

Goldman Sachs hires Japan's rugby alchemist Eddie Jones

Nov 27, 2015

Goldman Sachs hires Japan's rugby alchemist Eddie Jones

England’s new rugby coach Eddie Jones has been hired as an adviser by Goldman Sachs in Japan in the hope he can reproduce the Midas touch he showed at the World Cup. The 55-year-old Australian, who recently led Japan’s Brave Blossoms to three victories ...

/ Nov 19, 2015

Ex-Brave Blossoms boss Jones linked to England job: reports

Eddie Jones is reportedly in talks with England’s Rugby Football Union about becoming the national team’s next head coach, and the first from overseas. Sections of the British media reported that the 55-year-old Australian was close to being appointed, with the London Evening Standard ...

Goromaru, Japan earn World Rugby honors

/ Nov 2, 2015

Goromaru, Japan earn World Rugby honors

by

Japan’s superb showing at the recently concluded Rugby World Cup was rewarded Sunday at the annual World Rugby awards ceremony, with the Brave Blossoms’ victory over South Africa, including a thrilling last-gasp try, voted “Best Match Moment,” and fullback Ayumu Goromaru named in the ...

S. Africa tops Argentina to finish in third place

/ Oct 31, 2015

S. Africa tops Argentina to finish in third place

South Africa finished third in the Rugby World Cup after subduing Argentina 24-13 on Friday in a consolation playoff that only the players will remember. Both sides were earnest and willing at Olympic Stadium in a game that was watchable and livened by a ...