Michael Cheika says next Wallabies boss should be Australian

Rugby Oct 22, 2019

Michael Cheika says next Wallabies boss should be Australian

Outgoing head coach Michael Cheika said the next man to coach the Wallabies rugby team should "definitely" be Australian. Cheika told reporters at Sydney Airport Tuesday, on his team's return from the Rugby World Cup in Japan, that he backed an Aussie as his successor. "I ...

Collective unity behind Japan's remarkable run

Rugby Oct 14, 2019

Collective unity behind Japan's remarkable run

by Rich Freeman

The defining moment during Sunday's enthralling Rugby World Cup game between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama was not Kenki Fukuoka's superb second try. Nor was it any of the umpteen tackles put in by Luke Thompson or Ryoto Nakamura. It came 21 minutes into a ...

Japan coach Jamie Joseph finally earning global recognition

Rugby Oct 7, 2019

Japan coach Jamie Joseph finally earning global recognition

For Japan rugby coach Jamie Joseph, recognition and expectation arrived at about the same time and in equal measure. Joseph has an impressive rugby resume from his native New Zealand but, for much of his coaching career, he operated beneath the radar. It wasn't until Japan ...

JRFU, Jamie Joseph discussing new deal

Rugby Sep 30, 2019

JRFU, Jamie Joseph discussing new deal

The Japan Rugby Football Union has started negotiations over a contract extension for Brave Blossoms head coach Jamie Joseph as Rugby World Cup fever sweeps across the host nation, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. According to sources, the JRFU and Joseph are discussing ...