Goromaru, Japan earn World Rugby honors

More Sports / Rugby Nov 2, 2015

Goromaru, Japan earn World Rugby honors

by Rich Freeman

Japan's superb showing at the recently concluded Rugby World Cup was rewarded Sunday at the annual World Rugby awards ceremony, with the Brave Blossoms' victory over South Africa, including a thrilling last-gasp try, voted "Best Match Moment," and fullback Ayumu Goromaru named in the ...

More Sports / Rugby Oct 30, 2015

Jones, Brave Blossoms nominated for awards

by Rich Freeman

Eddie Jones and the Brave Blossoms were both nominated for awards by World Rugby on Thursday. The sport's governing body unveiled the shortlists for the Coach of the Year and Team of the Year accolades, with the winners to be announced on Sunday. Joining Japan, which ...

Meyer wants to stay on as Springboks coach

More Sports / Rugby Oct 29, 2015

Meyer wants to stay on as Springboks coach

Heyneke Meyer concedes he has made a lot of mistakes as South Africa coach, but wants to put a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign behind them and be given the opportunity to take the Springboks to the next level. South Africa, which was beaten by ...

Wallabies receive better news on injured players

More Sports / Rugby Oct 20, 2015

Wallabies receive better news on injured players

Australia is growing in confidence that it will be back to full strength for Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal against Argentina after getting better news on its injured players. David Pocock, No. 8, whose presence at the breakdown was badly missed in last weekend's heart-pounding ...