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May 7, 2016

Japan pounds Hong Kong in ARC match

An inexperienced Japan side recorded another dominant win in the Asia Rugby Championship with a 38-3 victory over Hong Kong on Saturday. Interim coach Ryuji Nakatake’s young side crossed the whitewash six times following an 85-0 thrashing of South Korea on home soil a ...

Western Force whip Sunwolves

May 7, 2016

Western Force whip Sunwolves

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The Sunwolves came crashing back to earth two weeks after their first Super Rugby victory with a 40-22 loss to Australia’s Western Force on Saturday. Akihito Yamada scored a try in the fourth minute to give the Sunwolves hope of following up their historic ...

May 5, 2016

Japan makes four changes for Hong Kong match

Japan interim coach Ryuji Nakatake named his side Thursday for Saturday’s Asia Rugby Championship game against Hong Kong. The 15 that will take the field at the Hong Kong Football Club shows four changes from the side that started last week’s big win over ...

May 5, 2016

Sunwolves announce starting lineup for upcoming match

The Sunwolves go in search of their second straight Super Rugby win Saturday with a starting XV that shows four changes and one positional switch from the side that started their historic 36-28 win against the Jaguares two weeks ago. Having had a bye ...

May 5, 2016

Reds drop Goromaru from squad for Friday match

Fullback Ayumu Goromaru on Thursday was left off the Queensland Reds’ squad for the first time ahead of Friday’s game against the Crusaders. Goromaru, one of Japan’s heroes at last year’s Rugby World Cup in England, has failed to make an impact in the ...

Apr 30, 2016

Japan routs South Korea in ARC tilt

No Eddie Jones, no Rugby World Cup stars, no Super Rugby starters all proved to be no bother for Japan as the Brave Blossoms opened the Asia Rugby Championship with an 85-0 thrashing of South Korea on Saturday. On a gorgeous spring day in ...

Apr 29, 2016

Leitch's try helps Chiefs edge Sharks

Japan captain Michael Leitch scored a try for the second game running during the Chiefs’ 24-22 win over the Sharks on Friday in Super Rugby. No. 8 Leitch, who scored a try during their win over the Hurricanes last Saturday, crossed again in the ...

Apr 29, 2016

Tui to remain with Reds in 2017

Japan international Hendrik Tui will be back with the Reds next year, the Australian Super Rugby franchise announced Friday. The loose forward, who was part of Japan’s historic World Cup team last year, is now locked in for his third season in Queensland. “I’m ...

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 ...

Sunwolves defeat Jaguares to earn first victory

Apr 23, 2016

Sunwolves defeat Jaguares to earn first victory

Japan’s Sunwolves stunned the Jaguares 36-28 in a pulsating clash of Super Rugby expansion teams Saturday to post their first win after a miserable run of seven successive defeats. It was a victory made in Samoa as flyhalf Tusi Pisi kept the Tokyo side ...