Japan

Laidlaw helps Scotland edge Japan in thrilling encounter

Greig Laidlaw came off the bench to kick four penalties and rescue his side in the second half as Japan went down fighting against Scotland who managed to secure the series 2-0 with 16-21 win in Tokyo on Saturday.
25 June 2016

Scotland make six changes for second Test against Japan

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has made six changes for the second Test against Japan to be played on Saturday in Ajinomoto Stadium.
23 June 2016

Japan and Italy face relegation from the U20s Championship

Georgia continued their impressive debut World Rugby U20 Championship campaign on Monday, beating Italy 18-17 and removing themselves from the forthcoming 11th place playoff.
22 June 2016

Hamstring injury ends Duncan Taylor's Japan tour

Scotland centre Duncan Taylor will be returning back home from the ongoing Japan tour after sustaining a hamstring injury during the first Test on last Saturday.
21 June 2016

Gordon Reid to replace injured Alasdair Dickinson for second Test against Japan

Scotland have called up Glasgow Warriors prop Gordon Reid as a replacement for injured Alasdair Dickinson for the second Test against Japan to be played on 25th June.
19 June 2016

Laidlaw's blitz with the boot help Scotland bag 13-26 win against Japan

Scotland scrum-half and captain Greig Laidlaw's 16-point haul with the boot helped his side beat Japan by 13-26 on Saturday at the Toyota Stadium.
18 June 2016

Stuart McInally's progress has been phenomenal - Jonathan Humphreys

Scotland forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys lauded Edinburgh hooker Stuart McInally for showing significant progress in his newly transformed role ahead of the two-match series against Japan.
17 June 2016

Scotland make five changes for Japan Test

Vern Cotter has made five changes to Scotland line-up from their final RBS Six Nations game for the first Test against Japan on Saturday.
16 June 2016

World Rugby U20s Championship Day 3: AJ Bell Stadium

Day three of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship at the AJ Bell Stadium saw both Argentina and England confirm their places in the tournament semi-finals writes Lewis Hughes. However a narrow victory for New Zealand over Wales was ultimately not enough to secure the All Blacks’ progression into the next round, with wins across the city for Ireland and South Africa completing the top-four seeding for Monday’s knockout games.
16 June 2016

Japan's U20s face tough task to avoid the drop

After 35 minutes of Japan’s 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship, it was all sunshine and roses for the Baby Blossoms.
15 June 2016

Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson expects tough series against 'skilful' Japan

Edinburgh prop Alasdair Dickinson believes Scotland will suffer in the upcoming tour of Japan, if they take the Brave Blossoms lightly.
14 June 2016

Both England and Fiji make progress in World Rugby Rankings

England have displaced South Africa from the third position in the World Rugby Rankings after their historic 39-28 victory over Australia in Brisbane last weekend.
14 June 2016

World Rugby U20s World Championships Day 2: AJ Bell Stadium

Round Two of the 2016 World Rugby U20s at the AJ Bell Stadium followed a little more closely to the script than Round One writes Lewis Hughes, although a statement victory in the day’s final game from Argentina will have raised more than a few eyebrows around opposition camps.
13 June 2016

Gray to join up with Scotland squad

Richie Gray is set to join up with the Scotland squad in Japan and could play a part in Saturday’s first Test.
13 June 2016

Scotland flanker John Barclay wary of jet-lag ahead of Japan series

John Barclay, the Scottish flanker has admitted that his side is wary of the challenge to re-set their body clocks in just five days after touch down in Tokyo ahead of their Test double header with the Brave Blossoms.
10 June 2016

Summer Tour Predictions

It’s that time of year again when the northern hemisphere’s finest travel south of the equator (or staying above it in the case of Scotland) to do battle with the best of the southern hemisphere and, more often than not, take quite the beating.
10 June 2016

Tommy Seymour expects Huw Jones to perform in Japan

Scotland wing Tommy Seymour is expecting Stormers centre Huw Jones to come good in the upcoming tour of Japan despite the 22-year-old maintaining a low profile in the squad.
9 June 2016

World Rugby U20s Championship Match Day 1: Manchester City Academy Stadium

On the opening day of the World Rugby U20 Championship there were thrills, spills and high drama writes Chris Heal as he looks back at the action from first round of games at the Manchester City Academy Stadium.
8 June 2016

World Cup axing benefited Damien Hoyland

Scotland wing Damien Hoyland admitted that his exclusion from the 2015 World Cup has motivated him to become an even better player.
8 June 2016

Sean Lamont targets improved rankings for Scotland ahead of Japan tour

Scotland wing Sean Lamont has urged his team to take the upcoming Test series against Japan seriously in order to avoid a tougher group in the 2019 World Cup.
6 June 2016