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Ian Foster, then-New Zealand head coach, during training in Paris on Oct. 13
Apr 16, 2024
Former All Blacks coach Foster makes Japan move
Ian Foster has not coached since leading the All Blacks to last year's World Cup final, where they lost 12-11 to South Africa.
New Zealand's men's team players do the haka after winning the Cup Final match at the 2024 Rugby Sevens Hong Kong tournament on Sunday.
Apr 8, 2024
New Zealand sends Paris Olympics warning with Hong Kong sevens win
A cagey men's final was decided by two quickfire second-half tries by Scott Curry and Cody Vai.
All Blacks forward Ardie Savea wants New Zealand Rugby to reconsider the rule that only allows domestic-based players to be selected for the national team.
Apr 1, 2024
Savea calls for change in All Blacks' eligibility regulations
A number of high-profile New Zealanders have moved away from home, with a handful contracted to Japanese clubs.
Scott Robertson (far right), head coach of New Zealand's national rugby team, speaks to reporters at Tokyo's Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Sunday.
Mar 18, 2024
All Blacks coach Robertson casts eye over Japan-based players
Robertson said New Zealand's influence on Japanese rugby was evident beyond prominent players and coaches.
New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores his team's first try against France in their Rugby World Cup 2023 final match in Saint-Denis, France, on Oct. 28.
Jan 9, 2024
Robertson wants overseas players to be available for All Blacks
Opinion on the issue is divided among players and coaches.
World Rugby player of the year Ardie Savea carries the ball during Kobe's dominant win over Mie on Saturday at Noevir Stadium.
Dec 9, 2023
All Blacks Retallick and Savea lead Kobe Steelers to big win
World Rugby player of the year Savea made his Japanese club debut in the team's dominant win over Mie Heat.
All Blacks captain Sam Cane following a news conference to announce his debut in Japan Rugby League One
Dec 7, 2023
World Cup stars 'make some coin' as Japan rugby season kicks off
Seven All Blacks and six Springboks from the World Cup final are now in Japan Rugby League One as it looks to take its profile to a new level.
New Zealand's Ardie Savea (right) in action with South Africa's Jean Kleyn at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, on Oct. 28
Dec 1, 2023
All Black Savea eager to test himself with Japan move
The All Blacks loose forward has signed for Kobe Steelers on a one-season deal that means he will not miss any games for his country.
All Blacks captain Sam Cane poses in his new Suntory Sungoliath uniform at Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo, on Tuesday.
Nov 28, 2023
All Blacks captain Cane looks 'to evolve' game during Japan stint
Cane is one of several All Blacks moving to Japan for the new domestic season, which kicks off on Dec. 9.
New Zealand's Richie Mo'unga in action against Argentina in the semifinals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, in Saint-Denis, France, on Oct. 20
Nov 21, 2023
Mo'unga ready to forget All Blacks after Japan switch
Mo'unga has moved to Toshiba Brave Lupus on a three-year deal, meaning he cannot play for the All Blacks during that time unless eligibility rules change.
New Zealand's openside flanker and captain Sam Cane (right) walks on the field with his silver medal after South Africa won the France 2023 Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand in Saint-Denis, France, on Sunday.
Nov 3, 2023
All Blacks captain Sam Cane to join Suntory
Cane has taken a sabbatical option in his New Zealand Rugby contract.
New Zealand's Ardie Savea following the All Blacks' defeat to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup in Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday
Oct 30, 2023
World Cup defeat 'puts fire in belly' of All Black Savea for 2027
Despite defeat in the final, Ardie Savea was named World Rugby player of the year.
South Africa's Siya Kolisi in action during the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand on Saturday in Saint-Denis, France
Oct 29, 2023
Siya Kolisi happy to escape 'dark place' for World Cup glory
Despite losing hooker Bongi Mbonambi in only the third minute, the Boks reorganized and battled through for a record fourth title.
South African players celebrate with the Webb Ellis Cup after their win over New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.
Oct 29, 2023
Springboks hold off 14-man All Blacks to win World Cup
South Africa produced a magnificent defensive display to edge New Zealand 12-11 and win their fourth title.
South Africa players huddle ahead of the second half of the team's semifinal game against England in the Rugby World Cup, in Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday.
Oct 27, 2023
Springboks expect 'grind' against All Blacks in World Cup final
South Africa has never lost a World Cup final, winning the 1995, 2007 and 2019 editions.
New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick runs with the ball during a training session at the Stade du Parc in Rueil-Malmaison, near Paris, on Thursday, ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
Oct 27, 2023
World Cup fever builds in New Zealand ahead of 'cracking' final
The All Blacks and the Springboks are both bidding to become the first nation to win the World Cup for a fourth time.
New Zealand's blindside flanker Shannon Frizell (left) takes part in a training session in Rueil-Malmaison, France, on Tuesday ahead of the Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 25, 2023
New Zealand and South Africa take ultimate rivalry to grandest stage
The rich history of this 102-year-old matchup has seen political turmoil, countless bruising battles, a previous World Cup final and even a 0-0 draw.
New Zealand's All Blacks will be looking to get off to a fast start against the Springboks in Saturday's Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 24, 2023
Early scores may be secret to settling outcome of World Cup final
All Blacks defense coach Scott McLeod believes the first 20 minutes of Saturday's final in Paris will determine the destination of the Webb Ellis Cup.
South Africa flyhalf Handre Pollard (left) is tackled by England's Dan Cole (center) and George Martin during their Rugby World Cup semifinal in Paris on Saturday.
Oct 23, 2023
Springboks have work to do ahead of RWC final against All Blacks
This year's Rugby World Cup final will be a rematch of the 1995 title game between South Africa and New Zealand.
The All Blacks perform the haka before their World Cup match against Uruguay in Lyon, France, on Oct. 5
Oct 19, 2023
All Blacks hit reset button ahead of semifinal against Argentina
New Zealand edged Ireland in a pulsating quarterfinal last weekend to reach the semifinal round at the Rugby World Cup.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
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