More Sports / Rugby May 5, 2016

Reds drop Goromaru from squad for Friday match

Fullback Ayumu Goromaru on Thursday was left off the Queensland Reds' squad for the first time ahead of Friday's game against the Crusaders. Goromaru, one of Japan's heroes at last year's Rugby World Cup in England, has failed to make an impact in the first ...

More Sports / Rugby Apr 29, 2016

Tui to remain with Reds in 2017

Japan international Hendrik Tui will be back with the Reds next year, the Australian Super Rugby franchise announced Friday. The loose forward, who was part of Japan's historic World Cup team last year, is now locked in for his third season in Queensland. "I'm really happy ...

More Sports / Rugby Mar 3, 2016

Goromaru to make first Super Rugby start for Reds

Japan's World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru is set to make his first Super Rugby start for the Queensland Reds against the Western Force at Suncorp Stadium as coach Richard Graham announced his 23-man squad on Thursday. Karmichael Hunt has been switched to inside center for ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 25, 2016

Goromaru selected as backup for Reds' Super Rugby opener

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru was named on the bench for the Queensland Reds' Super Rugby opener against Waratahs on Saturday, while Japan teammate Hendrik Tui has been handed a start as a flanker in Thursday's team announcement. Goromaru made an 11-minute cameo debut in the ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 12, 2016

Goromaru solid in preseason debut for Reds

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru made an impact in his brief debut for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby side's final preseason match on Friday. "It wasn't long enough for me to do anything worth talking about," Goromaru said. "I wanted to have a little ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 9, 2016

Reds' Goromaru won't start in exhibition

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru was named Tuesday to the bench for the Queensland Reds' Super Rugby preseason game against the Brumbies. Goromaru, who joined the Brisbane-based side this week, was named among the reserves for Friday's game, the Reds' second and final warm-up before ...

Goromaru checks in with Queensland Reds

More Sports / Rugby Feb 8, 2016

Goromaru checks in with Queensland Reds

by Sophie O'Shea

Japan's Rugby World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru said he is up for the Super Rugby challenge as the fullback was unveiled by the Queensland Reds on Monday. "I was impressed by the speed and physicality of teams that play Super Rugby, so I'm looking forward ...