Sep 2, 2015

Australia lays groundwork for test match with Japan

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A test match between Japan and Australia is on the cards following the establishment this week of the Australian Rugby Foundation Japan Chapter. At the official launch of the chapter at the Australian Embassy on Tuesday night, former Wallaby and Australian Rugby Union board ...

Jones unveils squad for upcoming Rugby World Cup

Aug 31, 2015

Jones unveils squad for upcoming Rugby World Cup

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Japan coach Eddie Jones named his 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup on Monday. A day before Japan leaves for England, where it will be pooled alongside South Africa, Scotland, Samoa and the United States, Jones said it had been a difficult week ...

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 ...

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 ...