Springboks hitting their stride at Rugby World Cup

Rugby Oct 22, 2019

Springboks hitting their stride at Rugby World Cup

by John Pye

After finishing off the home team's remarkable run at the Rugby World Cup in the quarterfinals, the Springboks are feeling more comfortable about taking on Wales in Japan. Assistant coach Matthew Proudfoot says they're just more comfortable, anyway, now that they're playing the South African ...

Michael Cheika says next Wallabies boss should be Australian

Rugby Oct 22, 2019

Michael Cheika says next Wallabies boss should be Australian

Outgoing head coach Michael Cheika said the next man to coach the Wallabies rugby team should "definitely" be Australian. Cheika told reporters at Sydney Airport Tuesday, on his team's return from the Rugby World Cup in Japan, that he backed an Aussie as his successor. "I ...

Referee Jaco Peyper sidelined over photo with fans

Rugby Oct 22, 2019

Referee Jaco Peyper sidelined over photo with fans

World Rugby has sidelined Jaco Peyper from officiating at any of the World Cup semifinals and appointed Nigel Owens as referee of the knockout game between defending champion New Zealand and England. Peyper has apologized for posing for a photograph with a group of Wales ...

Brave Blossoms awarded prestigious Kikuchi Kan Prize

Rugby Oct 21, 2019

Brave Blossoms awarded prestigious Kikuchi Kan Prize

Japan's rugby team has been added to the list of this year's winners of the Kikuchi Kan Prize, given to people or groups that have made contributions to Japanese culture, a literature association said Monday. The Brave Blossoms were defeated in one of Sunday's quarterfinals ...