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KENKI FUKUOKA

Japan Times
Rugby
May 25, 2021
Retiring Kenki Fukuoka given MVP sendoff at Top League awards
The former Brave Blossoms star, whose Wild Knights won the league's last championship final over Sungoliath, received one last honor at Monday's event after bringing his five-year career to a close.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 23, 2021
Kenki Fukuoka retires a champion as Panasonic wins last Top League
Sunday's victory over Sungoliath marked the finale of the former Brave Blossom's playing career as well as the end of All Blacks star Beau Barrett's time in Japan.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 16, 2021
Panasonic heads to final after clinical win over Toyota
The Wild Knights are looking for their fifth Top League championship after Kenki Fukuoka delivered three tries against Verblitz behind closed doors at Hanazono.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 29, 2021
Medical school-bound Kenki Fukuoka to play rest of Top League season
Rugby World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka will play the rest of the Top League season with the Panasonic Wild Knights while balancing his studies at medical school from April, the team said Monday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 15, 2020
Rugby World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka gives up Olympic aspirations for career in medicine
Brave Blossoms star has decided to focus his attention on club rugby while also trying to get into medical school.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 15, 2020
Rugby World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka gives up Olympic aspirations for career in medicine
Kenki Fukuoka will continue to play in the Top League while studying to enter medical school.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 13, 2020
Rugby World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka gives up on bid to make Olympic sevens team
Rugby World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka will give priority to pursuing a medical career and abandon his bid to play sevens at the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer, a source said Saturday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 25, 2020
Japanese athletes react to Olympic postponement
Some of Japan’s top athletes have expressed mixed feelings following Tuesday’s announcement that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee had agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for “about a year” amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Rugby
Jan 22, 2020
Kenki Fukuoka pulls out of Olympic rugby sevens camp with knee injury
Brave Blossoms World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka has pulled out of an upcoming training camp for Japan's Olympic rugby sevens squad because of a knee injury, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 19, 2020
Brave Blossoms star Kenki Fukuoka sets sights on Tokyo Olympics
Rugby World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka said Saturday he was relieved to score a try in his final 15s match of the season as he shifts his focus toward this summer's Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 18, 2020
Robbie Deans' Wild Knights top Steve Hansen's Verblitz
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen remains winless in the Japan Rugby Top League after his Toyota Verblitz side were beaten 40-20 by Robbie Deans' Panasonic Wild Knights in front of 37,050 at Toyota Stadium on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Dec 27, 2019
Matching magic moments to karaoke classics in a historic year for Japan rugby
With the bōnenkai (year-end party) season in full swing, it is time to look back at a special year of rugby in Japan while also trying to predict what the future holds.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 18, 2019
Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph says team is ready for physicality of Springboks
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has warned his players to expect a brutal onslaught from South Africa's forwards when they go head to head in Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 13, 2019
Japan prevails over Scotland and secures historic berth in Rugby World Cup quarterfinals
Japan beat Scotland 28-21 on Sunday night to claim a place in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for the first time ever, winning Pool A with a perfect record of four wins from four.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 6, 2019
Japan coach Jamie Joseph looking forward to 'real ripper' against Scotland
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph is looking forward to "a real ripper" of a game when his team plays Scotland in its final Rugby World Cup pool match next Sunday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 5, 2019
Unbeaten Brave Blossoms battle past Samoa, moving closer to first trip to RWC quarterfinals
Japan made it three wins out of three at the Rugby World Cup and moved within touching distance of the quarterfinals with a 38-19 victory over Samoa — including a bonus point — on Saturday night.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 28, 2019
Brave Blossoms savor win over Ireland and shift focus to next match
Japan regular captain Michael Leitch hailed his team's momentous Rugby World Cup win over Ireland on Saturday as a "massive step" toward a first-ever place in the quarterfinals, but warned that nothing has been decided yet.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Aug 9, 2019
Risk of injury real concern before final squads named
With less than three weeks to go before the 2019 Rugby World Cup coaches name their final squads, and 41 days before the tournament kicks off in Tokyo, it is a nervous time for players.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 4, 2019
Brave Blossoms unveil new uniforms
The Japan Rugby Football Union revealed the new jersey for its national team, which could help the Brave Blossoms achieve a feat at the upcoming Rugby World Cup on home soil, on Thursday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 27, 2018
Vince Aso guides Hurricanes to comprehensive victory over Sunwolves
Wellington Hurricanes inside center Vince Aso crossed for four tries but only had two count as they beat the Sunwolves 43-15 on Friday to move to the top of the Super Rugby standings.

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