More Sports / Rugby Jun 6, 2017

Brave Blossoms recall Ono for upcoming tests

Hitoshi Ono's hopes of playing 100 test matches were restored Tuesday when he was recalled to the Brave Blossoms for the June tests, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced. The 39-year-old lock, who has played 98 times for his country, was initially omitted from Jamie ...

More Sports / Rugby 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 ...

Japan awaits news on injured Ono, Sa'u

More Sports / Rugby Oct 4, 2015

Japan awaits news on injured Ono, Sa'u

by Rich Freeman

Japan faces a nervous 24 hours as the Brave Blossoms await the full extent of injuries to Hitoshi Ono and Male Sa'u. "They have gone to hospital to get checked out and we will know tonight," head coach Eddie Jones said Sunday, the morning after ...