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Aug 28, 2015

Burgess selected to England squad for Rugby World Cup

Nine months after playing his first game of rugby union, Sam Burgess completed a remarkable rise to England’s squad for the Rugby World Cup on Thursday in the most divisive selection by coach Stuart Lancaster. Burgess was included as one of four centers in ...

Rugby chiefs set Japan World Cup deadline

Aug 27, 2015

Rugby chiefs set Japan World Cup deadline

World Rugby has demanded Japan send a new proposal for its 2019 World Cup venues and provide assurances about the tournament’s “financial security” after Tokyo’s National Stadium was scrapped as the centerpiece venue. A new National Stadium was to stage the opening match, the ...

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Aug 27, 2015

England's Cipriani set for World Cup ax

Danny Cipriani had been omitted from host England’s squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, the BBC and other British media organizations reported Wednesday. The 27-year-old Sale playmaker pressed his case for inclusion in a 31-man squad that was to be announced by coach ...

Kiyomiya rips Japan coach Jones over discussion of future

Aug 26, 2015

Kiyomiya rips Japan coach Jones over discussion of future

Former rugby star Katsuyuki Kiyomiya ripped Japan Eddie Jones for addressing his future ahead of the Rugby World Cup, saying the incumbent coach has distracted the team during the final stages of preparation. Jones on Tuesday announced that he will step down after the ...

Jones to leave Japan following 2015 RWC

Aug 25, 2015

Jones to leave Japan following 2015 RWC

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Japan coach Eddie Jones is stepping down after the Rugby World Cup, he confirmed on Tuesday. Speaking from Miyazaki, where the Brave Blossoms are in camp ahead of the upcoming World Cup, Jones said he wanted to quash all the rumors and innuendo so ...

Aug 24, 2015

Japanese women qualify for sevens series

Japan beat Ireland 13-12 in the final of the Women’s Sevens Dublin tournament on Sunday, securing a core team place in the Women’s Sevens Series for next season after triumphing in all six games over the weekend. Japan allowed a 12-0 lead to the ...

Horwill left off Australia's squad

Aug 21, 2015

Horwill left off Australia's squad

Lock James Horwill, who captained Australia to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, was omitted from the 31-man Wallabies squad named Friday that will compete in the 2015 tournament. The 30-year-old Horwill and scrumhalf Nic White were the notable omissions from the squad. Coach Michael ...