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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.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 28, 2019
South Africa overpowers Namibia in Pool B rout
South Africa's electric wing Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries as the Springboks eased to a nine-try 57-3 win over neighbor Namibia, but it was a far from polished performance in the Rugby World Cup Pool B clash on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 22, 2019
New Zealand players bow in show of respect to Japanese supporters
The victorious New Zealand players made sure to take a Japanese-style bow to every corner of International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday "to show a bit of love back" to the sea of local fans who came dressed in All Blacks colors.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 22, 2019
All Blacks look ahead after beating Springboks in first-round clash of titans
Two-time defending champion New Zealand began its 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign with a statement win over South Africa on Saturday night, but head coach Steve Hansen thinks it will count for little when the business end of the tournament begins in the knockout round.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 21, 2019
All Blacks deliver clear message with methodical victory over Springboks
Two-time defending Rugby World Cup champion New Zealand sent an ominous warning to its 2019 title rivals with a 23-13 win over much-fancied South Africa in its tournament opener on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 21, 2019
All Blacks and Springboks get the party started in Yokohama
New Zealand and South Africa fans got the party started early outside International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday afternoon, as two of rugby's traditional heavyweights prepared to do battle at the Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 20, 2019
All Blacks and Springboks set for titanic clash at Rugby World Cup
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen is confident his team has what it takes to win an unprecedented third straight Rugby World Cup title, but for the moment he is looking no further than Saturday's monumental opening clash against archrival South Africa.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 13, 2019
Rassie Erasmus backs Springboks' early arrival in Japan as a success
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus feels vindicated in his side's early arrival in Japan for the Rugby World Cup, even though it will mean its stay in the country will stretch to nine weeks if it makes the Nov. 2 final.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 12, 2019
Whistle for RWC opener arrives in Japan after epic journey
The whistle to be used by referee Nigel Owens when the Rugby World Cup kicks off on Sept. 20 in Tokyo arrived in Japan on Thursday following a roughly 20,000-km journey by bicycle and ferry from London.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 6, 2019
South Africa jumps out to early lead, manhandling Japan in pre-Rugby World Cup match
Japan failed to claim another famous win over South Africa on Friday as the 2019 Rugby World Cup host lost 41-7 to the Springboks in its final warmup match before the tournament begins later this month.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 5, 2019
Ramaphosa says South Africa must stop attacks on foreigners after five deaths, nearly 300 arrests
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told officials and business leaders on Wednesday that he was committed to quelling attacks on foreigners that have threatened to cast a cloud over an economic forum aimed at boosting intra-African trade.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 4, 2019
Jamie Joseph names side to take on Springboks in final RWC tuneup
Japan coach Jamie Joseph named his side Wednesday for what he described as a "must perform" rather than "must win" game against South Africa later this week, the Brave Blossoms' final warm-up before the Rugby World Cup kicks off this month.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 3, 2019
Brave Blossoms seeking proper balance on attack, defense to top Springboks
Japan heads into Friday's match against two-time world champion South Africa at Saitama Prefecture's Kumagaya Rugby Stadium knowing it must find the right balance between attack and defense if it is to repeat its heroics of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Sep 3, 2019
Xenophobic attacks shame South Africa as regional leaders meet
South Africa has been hit by an outbreak of xenophobic violence in its biggest city, attracting criticism from other African nations in the week political and business leaders from at least 28 countries gather in Cape Town.
WORLD
Aug 24, 2019
Tanzania says South Africa has impounded one of its Airbus planes
South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier, the Tanzanian government said.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 26, 2019
Former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor on bench for Pumas clash
James O'Connor is poised to play his first test in six years after being named on the Australia bench in a revamped squad for the Rugby Championship clash against Argentina on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 23, 2019
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen insists Boks clash isn't RWC preview
New Zealand's Rugby Championship clash against South Africa on Saturday will have few implications for the World Cup beyond giving the winner a bit of confidence, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 17, 2019
South African musician Johnny Clegg, vocal white foe of apartheid, dead at 66
South African singer and songwriter Johnny Clegg, one of the few white artists to openly confront the apartheid government in the late 1970s and 1980s, died on Tuesday aged 66, his agent said.
Japan Times
Rugby / Coach's Eye
Jul 5, 2019
Rugby underwent big changes on global scale in 1990s
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