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Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

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Bankrupt Samoa Rugby Union faces scrutiny

/ Nov 9, 2017

Bankrupt Samoa Rugby Union faces scrutiny

World Rugby said Thursday it will look at the game's governance in Samoa after administrators in the Pacific nation admitted they were bankrupt and could not pay their bills. Samoa Rugby Union chairman Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao pleaded with the public for financial support this week, ...

Wallabies crush Brave Blossoms

/ Nov 4, 2017

Wallabies crush Brave Blossoms

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Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Australia handed 2019 host Japan a harsh lesson two years ahead of the tournament with a 63-30 win in Yokohama on Saturday. Australia, which beat the world champion All Blacks in Brisbane on Oct. 21, ran in five first-half tries ...

Wallabies reshuffle lineup for Japan match

/ Nov 2, 2017

Wallabies reshuffle lineup for Japan match

Injuries and illness forced Australia coach Michael Cheika to reshuffle his backline Thursday ahead of Saturday's test against Japan at Nissan Stadium. Bernard Foley, Karmichael Hunt and Will Genia were all slated to start Saturday's game, the first time the two nations have met in ...

Rugby World Cup schedule unveiled in Tokyo

/ Nov 2, 2017

Rugby World Cup schedule unveiled in Tokyo

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Japan will play the winner of the European qualifying competition in the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium on Sept. 20, as organizers announced the full tournament schedule on Thursday. [video_embed number="1"] The Brave Blossoms, who will be bidding to ...

Rugby World Cup organizers struggling to select training bases

/ Nov 1, 2017

Rugby World Cup organizers struggling to select training bases

The organizers of the next Rugby World Cup, Japan Rugby 2019, will not announce their candidates to host official training bases for the tournament as scheduled, organizing committee CEO Akira Shimazu indicated Tuesday. Under the original schedule, organizers were supposed to announce the qualified candidates ...

Australia comfortable and confident ahead of Japan clash

/ Nov 1, 2017

Australia comfortable and confident ahead of Japan clash

Australia assistant coach Stephen Larkham said Wednesday that the Wallabies head into Saturday's rugby international with Japan at Nissan Stadium knowing they are prepared both on and off the field. A win over the All Blacks two weeks ago ensured the team is confident in ...

South Africa recommended to stage 2023 Rugby World Cup

/ Oct 31, 2017

South Africa recommended to stage 2023 Rugby World Cup

After failing with three successive bids, South Africa was recommended on Tuesday as the best host for the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of France and Ireland. World Rugby released a bid evaluation report by its experts and external consultants, and said South Africa was ...