Goromaru makes first Toulon start

More Sports / Rugby Nov 14, 2016

Goromaru makes first Toulon start

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru started his first game for Toulon on Sunday as he played the full 80 minutes in his side's 31-12 win over Stade Francais in the French Top 14. The 30-year-old, who made his Toulon debut a week earlier off the bench ...

More Sports / Rugby Nov 7, 2016

Goromaru makes Toulon debut

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru made his debut for Toulon in the French Top 14 on Sunday, coming off the bench in the 56th minute of his team's 27-13 defeat away to Lyon. Goromaru, who has been out of action since May after hurting his right ...

Big names missing as Joseph names first Japan squad

More Sports / Rugby Oct 3, 2016

Big names missing as Joseph names first Japan squad

The Jamie Joseph era started with a bang Monday as he named his first squad ahead of the November test series that sees Japan play Argentina, Georgia, Wales and Fiji. Thirty six players will attend a three-day mini-camp next week in Tokyo as Joseph and ...

Goromaru embraces challenge with French club Toulon

More Sports / Rugby Jul 15, 2016

Goromaru embraces challenge with French club Toulon

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru is eager to be a Japanese pioneer in French rugby as his move to Toulon draws near. In joining the star-studded French Top 14 side, which boasts Kiwi center Ma'a Nonu and South African wing Bryan Habana in its ranks, Goromaru ...

More Sports / Rugby Jul 9, 2016

Goromaru positive about Super Rugby experience

Although the playing time was hard to come by and injury forced him to miss final fixtures, Ayumu Goromaru has reflected positively on his Super Rugby season with the Reds. "It was a good experience being able to play in matches although chances were more ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 29, 2016

Yamaha match against Toulon canceled

Yamaha Jubilo's scheduled friendly against Toulon next month has been canceled, the match's organizers announced Wednesday. Yamaha, Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru's old side, was supposed to play his new team from the French Top 14 on July 30 at Shizuoka Stadium, but organizers could not ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 15, 2016

Yamaha to play Toulon in friendly

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru's old side, Yamaha Jubilo, will play his new team, Toulon, in a friendly on July 30, the Top League club said Wednesday. Goromaru, who hurt his right shoulder while playing for the Reds in Super Rugby last month, was originally scheduled ...

Goromaru signs with French side Toulon

More Sports / Rugby Jun 8, 2016

Goromaru signs with French side Toulon

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru said Wednesday he will play in the French Top 14 with Toulon from August. "As it has been announced today, it's been decided I will play at Toulon from August in the French league," Goromaru said on his official blog site. "I ...

More Sports / Rugby May 27, 2016

Reds' Goromaru undergoes shoulder surgery

Queensland Reds fullback Ayumu Goromaru has undergone surgery on his right shoulder in Brisbane, Australia, a club source said Friday. Goromaru suffered a separation of the AC joint that connects the collarbone with his right shoulder when attempting to prevent a try during the Reds' ...

Yamaha source casts doubt on Goromaru's Toulon move

More Sports / Rugby May 19, 2016

Yamaha source casts doubt on Goromaru's Toulon move

The mystery over where Ayumu Goromaru will play rugby next season intensified Thursday with a Yamaha Jubilo source saying the club was still waiting to hear from the Japan fullback. Reports earlier in the week suggested the 30-year-old had decided to leave the Reds at ...