Japan

NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu confirm signing of Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell

NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu have announced the signing of Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell ahead of the new season.
17 July 2024

Urayasu D-Rocks sign Springboks number 8 Jasper Wiese for 2024/25 season

Urayasu D-Rocks have announced the signing of World Cup winning Springboks number eight Jasper Wiese for the 2024/25 season.
2 July 2024

Match Centre: Japan 17-52 England

England came up with a eight try riot as they started the summer series with a 52-17 victory at National Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday.
22 June 2024

Japan will take England right to the last moment - Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones has cautioned England that Japan will push them to their limits in Saturday's match in Tokyo, aiming for a significant upset.
20 June 2024

England opt for Marcus Smith at fly-half for Japan Test

Steve Borthwick has handed the No.10 shirt to the Harlequin with Fin Smith on the bench while the decision to start Maro Itoje against Eddie Jones' Japan has come under scrutiny.
18 June 2024

England not worried about mind games from Eddie Jones - Jamie George

England captain Jamie George said the team will not be bothered by any mind games from their former head coach Eddie Jones as they face Japan in the upcoming encounter in Tokyo on Saturday.
17 June 2024

“Opportunity is there to grab this team and take it forward” - Borthwick highlights exciting challenge for Marcus and Fin Smith

George Ford started all five of England’s Six Nations matches but with the Sale No.10 ruled out through injury, opportunity knocks this summer for two of Borthwick’s brightest talents.
10 June 2024

England name six uncapped players in squad for summers series

England head coach Steve Borthwick has named six uncapped players for the upcoming summer series clashes against Japan and New Zealand.
10 June 2024

Ian Foster joins Toyota Verblitz as head coach ahead of next season

Toyota Verblitz have confirmed that former All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will be joining the Japanese club as their new head coach ahead of the next season.
16 April 2024

England to host Japan at Twickenham Stadium in November

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed that England will be hosting Japan in their final fixture of the Autumn Series international in November.
25 January 2024

Nicolas Sanchez replaces injured Gareth Anscombe in Suntory Sungoliath squad

Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe has had his registration cancelled with Japanese club Suntory Sungoliath following an injury setback.
18 December 2023

Simon Middleton: Life after England, time in Japan and WXV a 'great concept'

In his latest interview with TRU, the former Red Roses boss reflects on his recent spell in Japan + he admits he still watches England 'avidly' and regrets not being able to deliver a World Cup for the country.
15 December 2023

Eddie Jones set to return as new head coach of Japan

Japan are all set to announce Eddie Jones as their new head coach.
13 December 2023

Ardie Savea keen to test himself in Japan Rugby League One

All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea said he is keen to test himself in the upcoming Japan Rugby League One season.
1 December 2023

All Blacks captain Sam Cane urges New Zealand Rugby to reconsider selection of overseas players

All Blacks captain Sam Cane said that the New Zealand Rugby should reconsider their national selection criteria for players plying trade overseas.
29 November 2023

Richie Mo'unga ready to play in Japan until retirement

New Zealand playmaker Richie Mo'unga insisted that he would like to spend the rest of his career in Japan after joining Toshiba Brave Lupus.
21 November 2023

Match Centre: Rugby World Cup Pool D: Japan 27-39 Argentina

Mateo Carreras scored a hat-trick as Argentina have sealed a spot in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup following a 39-27 victory over Japan in the Pool D encounter at Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday.
8 October 2023

Argentina name Santiago Carreras at fly-half for game against Japan

Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has rung in the changes for the deciding Rugby World Cup game against Japan to be played at Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday.
6 October 2023

Samoa's Ben Lam handed three-game ban

Samoa wing Ben Lam will miss the upcoming Rugby World Cup game against England to be played at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday following his three-game suspension.
3 October 2023

Rugby World Cup Highlights: Pool D - Japan v Samoa

Japan managed to overcome a stern resistance from a 14-man Samoa side as they sealed a 28-22 victory to keep their hope of quarter-final alive. Here are the highlights from the Pool D encounter.
29 September 2023