Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Host cities, Prefectures and stadiums
Schedule
New Zealand wins Kitakyushu Sevens; Japan finishes last

Apr 22, 2018

New Zealand wins Kitakyushu Sevens; Japan finishes last

New Zealand won the women's Kitakyushu Sevens for the second straight year Sunday, beating France 24-12 in the final on another disappointing day for host Japan. While the Black Ferns were treating fans at Mikuni World Stadium to another wonderful display of rugby, the Sakura ...

Crusaders see off Sunwolves' challenge during hailstorm

Apr 22, 2018

Crusaders see off Sunwolves' challenge during hailstorm

The defending champion Crusaders weathered a severe hailstorm and a stubborn showing by the winless Sunwolves to prevail 33-11 and improve their chances of a record-extending ninth Super Rugby title on Saturday. The Christchurch-based Crusaders started as expected against Japan's struggling Sunwolves, with a try ...

Crusaders pummel winless Sunwolves

Apr 21, 2018

Crusaders pummel winless Sunwolves

The defending champion Crusaders scored two early tries and then lost their way in a hailstorm before running away to a 33-11 win over Japan's winless Sunwolves in Super Rugby on Saturday. The Christchurch-based Crusaders started as expected with a try in the first minute ...

Blues drop Sunwolves to 0-7

Apr 14, 2018

Blues drop Sunwolves to 0-7

by Andrew McKirdy

The Sunwolves let an early lead slip through their fingers to remain winless after seven games of the Super Rugby season after a 24-10 defeat to New Zealand's Blues on Saturday. The Sunwolves took control of the game at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground — ...

Sunwolves seeking first victory of season against Blues

Apr 13, 2018

Sunwolves seeking first victory of season against Blues

Sunwolves assistant coach Atsushi Tanabe summed up the importance of Saturday's Round 9 Super Rugby game with the Auckland-based Blues when he said "both teams are desperate." Speaking Friday after his team's captain's run at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, Tanabe said the game — ...

Apr 12, 2018

Sunwolves make one lineup change for clash with Blues

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph was finally able to show consistency Thursday as he named his side for its upcoming Super Rugby game against the Blues. Despite the Sunwolves' 50-29 defeat to the Waratahs last week, Joseph has made just one change to the starting XV ...

Apr 10, 2018

Ex-All Blacks fullback Fergie McCormick dies at 78

Fergie McCormick, a hard-tackling fullback who played 16 tests among 28 matches for the All Blacks between 1965 and 1971, has died at age 78, New Zealand Rugby said. William Fergus McCormick, known as Fergie, had been suffering from throat cancer. McCormick made his All Blacks ...

Waratahs pounce on winless Sunwolves in try-fest

Apr 7, 2018

Waratahs pounce on winless Sunwolves in try-fest

New South Wales Waratahs defeated the Sunwolves 50-29 in a try-fest on Saturday as the home team fell well short in its latest bid for a first Super Rugby win this season. On a chilly afternoon, the Sunwolves (0-6) were let down by errors all ...

Apr 6, 2018

Sunwolves aim for upset against Waratahs

The Sunwolves will be looking to break their Australian hoodoo Saturday when they take on the Waratahs at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Japan's Super Rugby franchise has beaten teams from Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand — albeit just one time each — but ...

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