Springboks will rely on pack against Wales

Rugby Oct 25, 2019

Springboks will rely on pack against Wales

by Andrew McKirdy

South Africa standoff Handre Pollard believes his team's backs have the pace and skill to trouble Wales in Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal — if they can get the ball off their forward teammates for long enough. South Africa faces Wales at International Stadium Yokohama ...

Fans proud of Japan's historic run

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. "Watching them beat Ireland, then Scotland (in ...

South Africa's Kolbe looks to get best of old foes

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. Kolbe faced Matsushima back in 2012 in South Africa's ...

Brave Blossoms looking to wear down Springboks

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. Sakate and lock Uwe Helu said Japan's preparation and fitness could be the difference, provided the ...