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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 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 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 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
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 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 15, 2019
Brave Blossoms insist loss to Springboks was great preparation for RWC
Japan will head into the Rugby World Cup on the back of a big loss to South Africa, but the Brave Blossoms insisted Sunday that their 41-7 Sept. 6 defeat was the ideal way to prepare for the journey ahead.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 7, 2019
Japan fails aerial test against Springboks in Rugby World Cup warmup
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has warned his players they must stand tall if they want to survive at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, after wilting under South Africa's aerial bombardment in a defeat on Friday.
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
Rugby
Sep 5, 2019
Japan, South Africa ready for rematch of 2015 Rugby World Cup epic
Much has been said about Japan looking to prove miracles can happen twice when it takes on South Africa on Friday night at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.
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
Rugby
Aug 16, 2019
SA Rugby chief Mark Alexander says no transformation pressure on Springboks coach
South African Rugby Union president Mark Alexander has praised Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus for exceeding the organization's targets, adding there will be no additional pressure on him when he selects his 31-man Rugby World Cup squad on Aug. 26.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 19, 2018
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi committed to giving back to children in South Africa
When Japan takes on South Africa next September at Kumagaya Rugby Ground the Brave Blossoms will come up against a player in Siya Kolisi whose background and raison d'etre is a world away from their own.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 17, 2018
Kolisi looking forward to facing Japan again
Despite unhappy memories of their previous meeting, South Africa captain Siya Kolisi welcomed the announcement Monday that the Springboks will play Japan on Sept. 6 at Kumagaya Rugby Ground as a warm-up game for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 9, 2018
Allister Coetzee hired to lead Top League's Canon Eagles
Allister Coetzee will take over as head coach of Canon Eagles, the Japan Top League side announced Friday.
Rugby
Oct 18, 2017
Verblitz flanker Juan Smith to retire
Toyota Verblitz's former South Africa international flanker Juan Smith will retire because of family health problems, the Top League club said Wednesday.

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