Past World Cup stars join Major League Rugby teams

Rugby Feb 7, 2020

Past World Cup stars join Major League Rugby teams

Tendai Mtawarira, who helped South Africa capture the 2019 World Cup title, and two former New Zealand All Blacks highlight new stars joining Major League Rugby for its third season beginning on Saturday. Mtawarira, a 34-year-old loosehead prop better known as "The Beast," joined Old ...

Japan's spirited rally falls short against World XV

Rugby Oct 26, 2018

Japan's spirited rally falls short against World XV

Japan staged a late comeback but came just short against the World XV on Friday night, losing 31-28 in a thrilling curtain raiser at the refurbished Hanazono Rugby Stadium. With the hooter having already sounded, the Brave Blossoms were camped inside the World XV 10-meter ...

Rugby Oct 24, 2018

World XV squad set; Ma'a Nonu to start

Rugby World Cup winners Andy Ellis and Ma'a Nonu and former Springboks captain Adriaan Strauss will all start Friday's Japan Rugby Challenge Match 2018 against the Brave Blossoms at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, coach Robbie Deans said Wednesday. Kobe Kobelco Steelers scrumhalf Ellis returns as captain ...

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 ...