Brave Blossoms rout Georgia

Rugby Jun 23, 2018

Brave Blossoms rout Georgia

Japan stunned Georgia with a mature performance based on physicality in difficult conditions Saturday as it ran out a 28-0 winner at Toyota Stadium. In front of a small but vocal crowd of 14,776 at one of the 12 Rugby World Cup 2019 venues, and ...

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph shuffles lineup for match against Lions

Rugby Mar 15, 2018

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph shuffles lineup for match against Lions

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph named his team Thursday for this weekend's Super Rugby clash with the Lions at Johannesburg's Emirates Airlines Park. Scrumhalf Yutaka Nagare returns to the run-on XV on Saturday to lead a side that shows five changes and three positional switches from ...

More Sports / Rugby Nov 16, 2016

Lemeki withdraws from Brave Blossoms tour

Japan wing Lomano Lava Lemeki has withdrawn from the Brave Blossoms' tour of Europe due to an injury, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Wednesday. Lemeki started in Saturday's 28-22 win over Georgia in Tbilisi, scoring two tries and playing nearly the whole game. No ...

More Sports / Rugby Nov 3, 2016

Olympian Lemeki excited about Brave Blossoms debut

Lomano Lava Lemeki will cap off a memorable year on Saturday when he makes his debut for the Brave Blossoms against Argentina at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Not that it will be the first time the 27-year-old wing has represented his adopted country. Born in ...