Robbie Deans' Wild Knights top Steve Hansen's Verblitz

Rugby Jan 18, 2020

Robbie Deans' Wild Knights top Steve Hansen's Verblitz

Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen remains winless in the Japan Rugby Top League after his Toyota Verblitz side were beaten 40-20 by Robbie Deans' Panasonic Wild Knights in front of 37,050 at Toyota Stadium on Saturday. Kenki Fukuoka, playing his final 15s game of ...

Kazuki Himeno turning into hero for Japan

Rugby Oct 6, 2019

Kazuki Himeno turning into hero for Japan

Kazuki Himeno may be playing in his first Rugby World Cup, but the young star has become a dominant force in Japan's campaign to reach the knockout stage for the first time. The 25-year-old contributed to the Brave Blossoms' 38-19 victory over Samoa on Saturday ...

Rugby Jul 3, 2019

JRFU asks teams to interview players following recent drug arrests

The Japan Rugby Football Union on Wednesday requested all teams in the country's Top League interview their players following the arrests last month of two Toyota Verblitz members on suspicion of possessing cocaine. At a meeting in Tokyo, the sport's governing body asked representatives from ...