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Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 26, 2019
Wales center Jonathan Davies confident of playing against South Africa despite knee concerns
Wales center Jonathan Davies may not be at his fittest because of a knee injury but the 31-year-old is confident he would be able to play Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal against South Africa.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 24, 2019
Russia lands nuclear bombers in Africa as Putin hosts continent's leaders in quest to up Moscow's influence
Russia landed two nuclear-capable bombers in South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday, a flight apparently timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putin's opening of a flagship Russia-Africa summit designed to increase Russian influence.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 23, 2019
Wales hopes to reach first final by matching Springboks' physicality
Wales hooker Ken Owens says his team is ready to stand up to South Africa's physical might and fight fire with fire when the two teams meet in Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 21, 2019
Fans proud of Japan's historic run
Japan fell a win short of making the final four at the Rugby World Cup, but both those involved in the game and others watching from the outside said Sunday they are proud of what the team achieved.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 21, 2019
Brave Blossoms rue quarterfinal exit, but take pride in their Rugby World Cup heroics
Japan's Rugby World Cup players expressed mixed feelings as their incredible campaign came to an end with a quarterfinal defeat to South Africa on Sunday, with pride in their achievements largely crowding out the disappointment.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 20, 2019
South Africa routs Japan to advance to Rugby World Cup semifinals
South Africa ended Japan's phenomenal run at the Rugby World Cup with a 26-3 win in Sunday night's quarterfinal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 20, 2019
LIVE: 2019 Rugby World Cup — Japan vs South Africa
Konnichiwa! Welcome to our live coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Tonight, Japan faces South Africa at Tokyo Stadium, in the quarterfinals, as all eyes focus on the Brave Blossoms can repeat their 2015 victory over the Springboks.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 19, 2019
Brave Blossoms-Springboks match could boil down to battle of wits
Japan's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against South Africa on Sunday could well end up being determined by which coach is the better poker player.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 18, 2019
South Africa bids to oust 'likable' host Japan from its Rugby World Cup
South Africa will have to shelve its affection for Japan and Japanese fans to spoil the hosts' party in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals, according to Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 18, 2019
Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph says team is ready for physicality of Springboks
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has warned his players to expect a brutal onslaught from South Africa's forwards when they go head to head in Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 17, 2019
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus names squad for RWC quarterfinal against Japan
South Africa's Cheslin Kolbe has returned from an ankle injury to be named to the starting side for Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Japan.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 17, 2019
South Africa's Kolbe looks to get best of old foes
South Africa wing Cheslin Kolbe is hoping his experience against Kotaro Matsushima and Kenki Fukuoka will hold him in good stead when the Springboks play Japan in Tokyo on Sunday in their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 17, 2019
Brave Blossoms looking to wear down Springboks
Japan hooker Atsushi Sakate said coordination on defense will be key when the Brave Blossoms collide with South Africa in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 16, 2019
Japan has 'nothing to lose' ahead of quarterfinal clash
Japan's Rugby World Cup heroes on Wednesday vowed to go for broke in their historic quarterfinal against South Africa on Sunday, insisting the Brave Blossoms have "nothing to lose" after reaching the knockout round for the first time.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 14, 2019
Japan captain Michael Leitch looking for All Blacks' help to beat Springboks
Japan captain Michael Leitch said Monday he would be asking for help from a trio of former All Blacks in the build-up to next weekend's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal with South Africa.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 14, 2019
Brave Blossoms warn rivals 'there's more to come' after reaching Rugby World Cup quarterfinals
Japan's players allowed themselves a moment of satisfaction after beating Scotland to reach the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for the first time on Sunday, but warned their next opponent, South Africa: "we're not finished yet."
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 7, 2019
South Africa coaches trying not to think too far ahead
With so many permutations as to which teams from Pool A will reach the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup — made more complicated by the possible intervention of Typhoon Hagibis — South Africa's coaching team is not looking too far ahead.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 4, 2019
South Africa pounds 14-man Italy to stay alive at Rugby World Cup
South Africa fullback Cheslin Kolbe scored two tries to lead his team's seven-try attack and flyhalf Handre Pollard added 14 points on four conversions and two penalty goals as the Springboks trounced Italy 49-3 on Friday at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 1, 2019
Drop goals making a comeback as vital scoring weapon at Rugby World Cup
The drop goal is by far the rarest form of scoring in rugby, but it has a rich history at the Rugby World Cup — including deciding two finals — and looks to be making a comeback again in Japan this year as a weapon to unlock tight contests.

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