Tag - rugby-championship



Apr 19, 2017
Japan names match-day squad for ARC opener
Japan coach Jamie Joseph named his first match-day squad of 2017 Wednesday ahead of Saturday's Asia Rugby Championship opener with South Korea in Incheon.
Apr 10, 2017
Joseph names Brave Blossoms squad for Asia Rugby Championship
Japan coach Jamie Joseph named his first national squad of 2017 Monday as the Brave Blossoms get set to take on South Korea and Hong Kong in the Asia Rugby Championship.
Feb 7, 2017
Arrest made in bugging of All Blacks' hotel
Australian police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with public mischief after an investigation into the discovery of a listening device at the All Blacks hotel in Sydney ahead of their Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies last year.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2017
Sungoliath, Wild Knights reach All-Japan Championship final
The 54th All-Japan Championship final will feature a matchup between two of rugby's greatest-ever back-row forwards following Saturday's semifinals at Hanazono Rugby Ground.
Sep 15, 2016
Savea awaits first All Blacks start
Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been named to make his first test start for the All Blacks against South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday.
Sep 7, 2016
All Blacks ready to face Pumas
New Zealand is planning to confound Argentina's best efforts in their Rugby Championship clash this weekend and maintain the high tempo that has taken its game to new heights this season.
Japan Times
May 28, 2016
Japan men, women wrap up Asian rugby titles
Japan once again proved it rules the roost of Asian rugby as the men and women's teams both beat Hong Kong on Saturday to claim their respective Asia Rugby Championships.
May 26, 2016
Brave Blossoms interim coach Nakatake reveals side for match against Hong Kong
Ryuji Nakatake named his final side Thursday as Japan interim coach.
May 21, 2016
Brave Blossoms rout South Korea in Asia Rugby Championship match
Japan made it three straight bonus-point wins in this year's Asia Rugby Championship, beating South Korea 60-3 on Saturday.
May 7, 2016
Japan pounds Hong Kong in ARC match
An inexperienced Japan side recorded another dominant win in the Asia Rugby Championship with a 38-3 victory over Hong Kong on Saturday.
May 5, 2016
Japan makes four changes for Hong Kong match
Japan interim coach Ryuji Nakatake named his side Thursday for Saturday's Asia Rugby Championship game against Hong Kong.
Apr 21, 2016
Japan's Asia Rugby Championship team features little experience
Panasonic Wild Knights scrumhalf Keisuke Uchida will lead a very inexperienced side as Japan looks to maintain its mastery over South Korea and Hong Kong in the Asia Rugby Championship.
Mar 2, 2016
Japan's Asia Rugby Championship games to have full test status
Japan's four games in this year's Asia Rugby Championship will be full tests with world rankings at stake despite many of the Brave Blossoms squad being unavailable to play, Kyodo News has learned.
Nov 10, 2015
Lapasset lauds rugby's 'global vision'
Bernard Lapasset, the chairman of World Rugby, said Monday that he supports the inclusion of Japan in the Southern Hemisphere's Rugby Championship alongside New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2015
Jones still upset over handling of ARC finale
A week after returning from Hong Kong following the shortened finale to the Asia Rugby Championship, Japan coach Eddie Jones was still seething Sunday about the game being called off and the Brave Blossoms' subsequent drop in the world rankings.
May 20, 2015
Jones makes changes ahead of Asia Rugby Championship finale
The Japan side to take on Hong Kong on Saturday in the final game of this year's Asia Rugby Championship was named Wednesday and shows a number of changes from the team that beat South Korea two weeks ago to clinch the title.
Japan Times
May 9, 2015
Japan beats S. Korea to clinch Asia Rugby Championship
Japan won the Asia Rugby Championship on Saturday with a game to spare by beating South Korea 66-10 at Level-5 Stadium.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2015
Brave Blossoms outplay S. Korea
Japan began the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship just as it left off the old Asian 5 Nations with a bonus-point win Saturday. But it was hardly a performance that will have worried South Africa, Scotland, Samoa and even the United States, its opponents at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2015
Jones announces 31-man Brave Blossoms squad for Asian Rugby Championship
Japan coach Eddie Jones named a 31-man squad for the Asian Rugby Championship on Thursday, saying the door was all but closed for anyone outside this squad and 11 players currently unavailable to make the cut for this year's Rugby World Cup.


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