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SUPER RUGBY

Kubota Spears players watch the Chiefs perform the haka during a Cross Border Rugby game on Saturday at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo.
MORE SPORTS / Rugby
Feb 13, 2024
Cross Border Rugby sets stage for exciting possibilities
Many of those involved saw the nascent venture as an important stepping stone towards greater international collaboration.
Keita Inagaki and the Wild Knights will face Super Rugby's Chiefs in Saitama in February.
MORE SPORTS / Rugby
Nov 24, 2023
Super Rugby's Chiefs and Blues to face Japanese clubs in February
The Waikato Chiefs and Auckland Blues will travel to Japan in February for games against top local teams in preparation for the Super Rugby season.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 10, 2023
Rugby unions of Japan and New Zealand sign cooperation agreement
Japan's League One has become a popular destination for elite New Zealand players and coaches in recent years.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 29, 2023
All Blacks winger Sevu Reece ruled out of Rugby World Cup
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson, who will take over from Foster after the World Cup, said he was confident the back would be able to get back to his best after the injury.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 5, 2023
Fijian Drua coach says language barrier an issue in Super Rugby
Mick Byrne said he hoped the language barrier issue would be addressed by tournament organizers.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 5, 2021
Kazuki Himeno named Super Rugby Aotearoa's Rookie of the Year
The Brave Blossoms standout won the award despite missing the first three rounds of the tournament, beating out teammate Connor Garden-Bachop.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 14, 2021
New Zealand gives Pacific teams green light for Super Rugby
Pacific islands teams Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua have been granted conditional licences to join a proposed Super Rugby competition next year, New Zealand Rugby said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 10, 2020
Australia puts New Zealand on clock for trans-Tasman tournament
Rugby Australia has given New Zealand a three-week deadline to agree to a trans-Tasman competition in 2021 that will include five Australian teams or face organizing its own domestic tournament next year.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 19, 2020
JRFU executive pushes for Top League sides' inclusion in new Southern Hemisphere tournament
If Japan's national rugby team is to grow stronger in the long term, the country's top clubs must compete against the best from the Southern Hemisphere, according to Japan Rugby Football Union Director Yuichiro Fujii.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 2, 2020
Sunwolves bosses express pride, regret at end of Super Rugby tenure
Sunwolves CEO Yuji Watase and head coach Naoya Okubo emphasized the contributions that the team made during its five years in the Southern Hemisphere competition.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 23, 2020
Sunwolves still have chance to join Australian competition
The Sunwolves could still compete in an upcoming tournament in Australia with that country's Super Rugby sides, CEO Yuji Watase said in a statement released Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 18, 2020
Sunwolves aiming to compete in Australia in July
Japan's Sunwolves are aiming to participate in a tournament between Super Rugby teams in Australia that is scheduled to start in July.
Rugby
May 18, 2020
Super Rugby's Reds bench three for refusing pay cuts
Super Rugby side Queensland Reds have suspended Wallabies lock Izack Rodda and two other players for declining to accept pay cuts that were agreed to by the players' union amid a shutdown of the season due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 17, 2020
New Zealand players return to 'second preseason' on Monday
New Zealand's Super Rugby players will begin what coaches have deemed to be a "second preseason" on Monday as they return to training following a relaxation of health and travel restrictions imposed after the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 27, 2020
New Zealand sets up committee to review Super Rugby future
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has formed a committee with the country's five Super Rugby teams to review operating models and plot a way forward for the domestic game amid a shutdown in global sport brought by the coronavirus.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 26, 2020
Wallaby Matt Toomua calls for rethink of 'outdated' Super Rugby
Wallabies flyhalf Matt Toomua has joined calls for a rethink of the Super Rugby competition once the sport restarts after the coronavirus shutdown.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Mar 28, 2020
Odd decisions, big questions amidst crises in Japanese rugby
With rugby seemingly done for the season, it is time to look back on a crazy few months that have seen Japanese rugby go from the highs of the 2019 Rugby World Cup to a state of confusion in which even a former Brave Blossoms captain is questioning what is going on.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 6, 2020
Brumbies throttle struggling Sunwolves
The Sunwolves remained rooted to the bottom of the Australian Conference in Super Rugby on Friday, falling 47-14 to the Brumbies in Wollongong, Australia.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Feb 28, 2020
Asian rugby tested as COVID-19 wipes out schedules
Rugby across Asia is feeling the full brunt of the coronavirus outbreak with games and tournaments getting called off at a rate of knots.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 22, 2020
Queensland Reds crush Sunwolves
The Queensland Reds overwhelmed the visiting Sunwolves at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, winning 64-5.

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