South African president to visit Japan for Rugby World Cup final

Rugby Oct 29, 2019

South African president to visit Japan for Rugby World Cup final

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit Japan to watch the Springboks take on England in the Rugby World Cup final, a Japanese government official said Tuesday. Ramaphosa will watch the final on Saturday in Yokohama, possibly together with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign ...

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 ...