Brave Blossoms to take part in parade on Dec. 11 in Tokyo

Rugby Nov 21, 2019

Brave Blossoms to take part in parade on Dec. 11 in Tokyo

The Japan Rugby Football Union said Thursday the Brave Blossoms will take part in a parade in Tokyo on Dec. 11 to express their appreciation to their fans following their successful Rugby World Cup campaign. The JRFU said it is coordinating with the 31 players ...

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

Rugby Nov 11, 2019

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

South Africa's rugby stars on Monday hoisted the World Cup before thousands of ecstatic fans at Cape Town's City Hall, where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from prison. The Springboks' final stop on their victory tour pounded home the message of ...

Japan's World Cup will be remembered as wild success

Rugby Nov 6, 2019

Japan's World Cup will be remembered as wild success

by Rich Freeman

Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock said in 2007, "The Rugby World Cup isn't just a celebration of rugby, it's a celebration of the host nation." RWC 2019 proved to be just that, with South Africa a worthy winner on the field, Japan celebrating the performance ...

Beauden Barrett backs Ian Foster in New Zealand coaching search

Rugby Nov 5, 2019

Beauden Barrett backs Ian Foster in New Zealand coaching search

New Zealand fullback Beauden Barrett has voiced his support for Ian Foster's bid to take over from Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach, saying he would like to see "continuity" in the role, local media have reported. Hansen ended his 16-year association with the team ...

Japan to launch rugby council after success of 2019 RWC

Rugby Nov 5, 2019

Japan to launch rugby council after success of 2019 RWC

Koichi Hagiuda, the minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology, announced Tuesday the establishment of a council for promoting rugby in Japan after the success of the Rugby World Cup, which ended on Saturday at International Stadium Yokohama. The council will consider ways to ...

Video replay of the fantastic fans of the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Nov 5, 2019

Video replay of the fantastic fans of the 2019 Rugby World Cup

The 2019 Rugby World Cup took Japan by storm for six weeks as millions of fans packed 12 host venues across the country for 48 thrilling games contested by 20 participating nations. The tournament was praised by World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont as “one ...

Eddie Jones hits back at England's critics

Rugby Nov 4, 2019

Eddie Jones hits back at England's critics

England coach Eddie Jones has hit out at "negativity" over his team's performance after a 32-12 loss against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final. The Australian stood by his players after Saturday's stinging loss in Yokohama, where England looked like a shadow of ...