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Italy holds off Brave Blossoms

Rugby Jun 16, 2018

Italy holds off Brave Blossoms

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan fell just short of a second straight win over Italy despite a furious second-half fightback on Saturday in a 25-22 defeat to the Azzurri in the first rugby test match ever to be played in Kobe. Italy began the match looking for revenge after ...

Wales denies battling Japan famous victory

More Sports / Rugby Nov 20, 2016

Wales denies battling Japan famous victory

Japan came within 20 seconds Saturday of once again shocking the rugby world. Despite missing a plethora of players through injury and self-imposed exile, the Brave Blossoms pushed Wales all the way before a last-gasp drop goal from Sam Davies saw the hosts win 33-30 ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 21, 2016

Mafi earns Bath bonus point with last-gasp try

Japan No. 8 Amanaki Lelei Mafi started for Bath in his home debut for the English Premiership side on Saturday and scored a valuable late try. Bath lost 24-18 to Wasps, with Mafi's 80th-minute try at the Recreation Ground pulling the home side to within ...