U.K. lawmakers set to debate replacing Britain's nuclear-armed submarines

Jul 18, 2016

U.K. lawmakers set to debate replacing Britain's nuclear-armed submarines

British lawmakers are due to vote Monday on whether to replace the country’s fleet of nuclear-armed submarines, a powerful but expensive symbol of the country’s military status. The Conservative government is determined to maintain Britain’s nuclear deterrent, which consists of four Royal Navy submarines ...

Japan looks to future after narrow defeat to Scotland

Jun 26, 2016

Japan looks to future after narrow defeat to Scotland

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Japan back-row forward Amanaki Lelei Mafi admits that the absence of injured Rugby World Cup stars including Ayumu Goromaru and Michael Leitch hurt the Brave Blossoms in their two test-match defeats to Scotland. But the Tonga-born man mountain has backed their youthful replacements to ...

Japan looking to put on royal performance against Scotland

Jun 24, 2016

Japan looking to put on royal performance against Scotland

Japan and Scotland are both hoping to end their seasons in style Saturday by putting on a performance worthy of the occasion. The two sides will battle it out in front of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the stadium that will host the ...

Japan names squad for second test against Scotland

Jun 23, 2016

Japan names squad for second test against Scotland

Japan interim coach Mark Hammett limited the changes ahead of Saturday’s second test against Scotland, making just two to the side that started last week’s 26-13 defeat. Male Sa’u, who is returning from injury, was handed the No. 14 jersey (rather than his more ...

Japan falls against Scotland in Rugby World Cup rematch

Jun 18, 2016

Japan falls against Scotland in Rugby World Cup rematch

Japan failed to avenge its only loss from last year’s Rugby World Cup as the Brave Blossoms fell 26-13 to Scotland on Saturday night. On a hot, muggy night at Toyota Stadium, the Scots proved too big and strong and made the most of ...