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Rugby hero Goromaru returning to Yamaha

/ Jun 5, 2017

Rugby hero Goromaru returning to Yamaha

Japan's 2015 Rugby World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru is rejoining his old side Yamaha Jubilo after a year-and-a-half playing in Australia and France, the fullback revealed Monday on his website. The 31-year-old had an option to extend his deal in Toulon by a further year ...

/ Jun 1, 2017

Sunwolves' Quirk joins Canon

The Canon Eagles have signed Sunwolves co-captain Ed Quirk for the new Top League season starting in August, the side announced Thursday. The 25-year-old Australian, who played for the Reds between 2010 and 2015, is predominantly a flanker and has a total of 54 Super ...

/ May 29, 2017

Ono misses out as Japan names test-match squad

Hitoshi Ono was the biggest casualty Monday when Japan head coach Jamie Joseph named his squad for the June internationals against Romania and Ireland. The 39-year-old lock has played 98 test matches for the Brave Blossoms, but his hopes of joining the elite centurion club ...

Cheetahs blow out Sunwolves

/ May 27, 2017

Cheetahs blow out Sunwolves

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The Sunwolves failed to pick up their second win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday after a 47-7 defeat to South Africa's Cheetahs. The Sunwolves returned to Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground for their first match in Tokyo since beating the Bulls 21-20 at ...

Sharks outclass lowly Sunwolves

/ May 21, 2017

Sharks outclass lowly Sunwolves

The Sunwolves were once again reminded Saturday of the gulf that exists between Super Rugby and the Top League in a 38-17 defeat to the Sharks at Singapore National Stadium. Three tries in the last six minutes handed the South African side its first bonus-point ...

/ May 17, 2017

All Blacks to tour Japan in November 2018

Japan will play the two-time defending Rugby World Cup champions All Blacks in a November test match next year, the two unions announced jointly on Wednesday. The announcement was made with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in attendance. English had said he is keen ...

/ May 16, 2017

Former Japan captain Leitch set to return

Michael Leitch is heading back to Japan after announcing Tuesday that this season will be his last Super Rugby campaign with the Chiefs. Leitch, who captained Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has been a full-time member of the Hamilton, New Zealand, franchise for ...