Japan's win over South Africa set to be turned into movie

Rugby Oct 4, 2018

Japan's win over South Africa set to be turned into movie

Japan's famous win over South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, regarded by many as one of the greatest sporting upsets of all time, will to be turned into a movie with an international all-star cast, the film's creator told Kyodo News. Award-winning Australian ...

Brave Blossoms name squad for autumn games

Rugby Oct 1, 2018

Brave Blossoms name squad for autumn games

Japan coach Jamie Joseph named a 35-man squad Monday for the Brave Blossoms' autumn games that was more notable for who was not in the list than who was. Veterans Shota Horie and Harumichi Tatekawa, as well as up-and-coming star Takuya Yamasawa all failed to ...

Kyushu set to play key role in RWC buildup

Rugby | ADDING THE EXTRAS Sep 27, 2018

Kyushu set to play key role in RWC buildup

A sense of familiarity, long-standing historical ties, and a look to the future have ensured the southern island of Kyushu will resemble Little Britain in the buildup to next year's Rugby World Cup. England, Scotland and Wales have announced they will be based in the ...

Panasonic coach Robbie Deans fumes over video referee's performance

Rugby Sep 16, 2018

Panasonic coach Robbie Deans fumes over video referee's performance

Panasonic Wild Knights coach Robbie Deans gave a scathing review of the television match official at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday as complaints about officiating in the Japan Rugby Top League once again overshadowed the rugby on display. "He didn't rule on the ...

Intense season awaits Top League

Rugby | ADDING THE EXTRAS Aug 30, 2018

Intense season awaits Top League

The 2018-19 Top League season kicks off Friday with plenty of changes to the format both on and off the field as the Japan Rugby Football Union looks to do all it can to ensure the Brave Blossoms are at their peak when Japan ...