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Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 19, 2019
New Zealand torches Ireland to reach Rugby World Cup semifinals
Two-time defending champion New Zealand cruised into a Rugby World Cup semifinal matchup against England after dismantling Ireland 46-14 on Saturday night.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 18, 2019
Ireland hoping to advance to Rugby World Cup semifinals for first time
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has been used to making history in his six years in charge and he could make a little bit more on Saturday in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against his native New Zealand.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 17, 2019
Lock Brodie Retallick back for All Blacks against Ireland
Lock Brodie Retallick has returned for the All Blacks in arguably their strongest side for Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland at Tokyo Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 15, 2019
All Blacks' Dane Coles happy to consign 'Great Escape' pass to history
Former All Blacks scrumhalf Justin Marshall screamed "what a pass" in his television commentary, while New Zealand and Irish media credited it with sparking "The Great Escape."
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 12, 2019
South Africa's Damian de Allende embraces conservative playing style in knockout phase
South Africa midfield back Damian de Allende is unlikely to abandon his conservative playing style any time soon with the World Cup quarterfinals a week away and defenses adept at shutting down attacking options out wide.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 6, 2019
All Blacks wary of potential Japan matchup in quarterfinals
After being pushed surprisingly hard by Namibia in Tokyo on Sunday, All Blacks coaches and players were bombarded with questions from local media about the prospect of a marquee quarterfinal matchup with Japan.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 6, 2019
All Blacks overcome early struggles to crush Namibia
For about 30 minutes on Sunday, Namibia looked very much New Zealand's equal, the African nation that has yet to win at the Rugby World Cup giving as good as it got until the inevitable talent gap allowed the Kiwis to run away with a 71-9 win.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 5, 2019
New Zealand marks Capt. Cook's 1769 arrival as prime minister urges 'more open' talk on history
As commemorations kicked off to mark the landing of the British explorer James Cook 250 years ago, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday called for her country to have a more open conversation about its history.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 5, 2019
All Blacks won't take Namibia lightly, center Anton Lienert-Brown says
Playing Namibia will be exactly the same as playing South Africa, England or any other rugby heavyweight and the All Blacks were treating their Pool B clash with the lowest-ranked side at the World Cup as such, center Anton Lienert-Brown said on Saturday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Oct 5, 2019
New Zealand bishop resigns after woman accuses him of unacceptable sexual behavior
A Catholic bishop in New Zealand has resigned after a church body investigated a young woman's sexual complaint against him, a top church official has said.
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 5, 2019
Hacking of New Zealand health firm may expose data on a million people
Nearly a million New Zealanders face the risk that their medical data has been accessed illegally on the website of Tu Ora Compass Health, the company said on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 4, 2019
All Blacks' Jordie Barrett ready for unfamiliar role
New Zealand utility back Jordie Barrett insists he is ready to rise to the challenge of being named as the All Blacks' starting standoff to face Namibia on Sunday — despite never having played the position in a test match before.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 2, 2019
All Blacks drawing strong support from Japanese fans at Rugby World Cup
While the Japanese rugby team has captivated a second-straight Rugby World Cup with its giant killing on the pitch, for many local fans of the sport, the tournament's main attraction is a side with a somewhat more illustrious pedigree.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Sep 28, 2019
A creamy dollop of Kiwi and Japanese pride
With the kick-off of the Rugby World Cup, New Zealand's Harajuku Cookie Time outpost is celebrating with a Pavlova shake that comes with all sorts of Kiwi flair.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 28, 2019
All Blacks don't have secret plans, trying to build through RWC, Ian Foster insists
The All Blacks do not possess "plans C, D and E" to continue their global domination and would rather just make sure they execute Plans A and B at a level higher than any other team, assistant coach Ian Foster said on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 26, 2019
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen serves as police chief for day in Beppu
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen on Thursday served as a one-day honorary chief of a police station in Beppu, where his team is training in its bid to secure a third successive Rugby World Cup title.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 25, 2019
Bowing to fans becomes new trend for teams at Rugby World Cup
Teams competing at the Rugby World Cup in Japan have taken up a new tradition of bowing to spectators after matches to express their appreciation, a familiar scene in Japanese rugby.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 22, 2019
New Zealand players bow in show of respect to Japanese supporters
The victorious New Zealand players made sure to take a Japanese-style bow to every corner of International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday "to show a bit of love back" to the sea of local fans who came dressed in All Blacks colors.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 22, 2019
All Blacks look ahead after beating Springboks in first-round clash of titans
Two-time defending champion New Zealand began its 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign with a statement win over South Africa on Saturday night, but head coach Steve Hansen thinks it will count for little when the business end of the tournament begins in the knockout round.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 21, 2019
All Blacks deliver clear message with methodical victory over Springboks
Two-time defending Rugby World Cup champion New Zealand sent an ominous warning to its 2019 title rivals with a 23-13 win over much-fancied South Africa in its tournament opener on Saturday.

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