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Super Rugby Round 4

A concise roundup of this week's Super Rugby action.
26 March 2016

Will Japan help bridge the hemisphere divide?

In the build-up to the 2016 Super Rugby season, one story, above all others, painted a troubling picture for the future of southern hemisphere rugby.
11 March 2016

Rugby Rumours: Marcell Coetzee, Ayumu Goromaru, Liam Gill and David Pocock

Marcell Coetzee, Ayumu Goromaru, Liam Gill and David Pocock
10 February 2016

Wales to play Japan in Cardiff in November

Wales will welcome Japan to Cardiff in November for the first time since the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
25 January 2016

Stuart Lancaster will not succeed Eddie Jones as new Japan coach

Stuart Lancaster will not be replacing Eddie Jones as the Japanese national team's head coach, Press Association Sport understands.
1 January 2016

Japan's World Cup star Amanaki Mafi to join Bath in January

Japan number eight Amanaki Mafi will join Bath on a short-term contract until the end of the season, the club have announced.
29 December 2015

New Super Rugby format looks to a divided future

Super Rugby is currently preparing itself for an exciting new era that will see it expand to an 18-team format in 2016, with two teams hailing from the previously unrepresented nations of Argentina and Japan.
23 December 2015

Rugby Rumours: Hookers on the move and Jamie Joseph to Japan

The latest whisperings, murmurs and rumours from the world of rugby union, picking up bits and bobs from the written press, online and social media.
17 December 2015

Scotland to tour Japan in 2016

Vern Cotter will lead his Scotland side to Japan for a two-Test series with the Brave Blossoms next summer, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.
7 December 2015

Stormers insist Eddie Jones still committed to them

The odds on Eddie Jones becoming the next England head coach continue to tumble, but the Stormers are adamant their new boss will remain in Cape Town.
17 November 2015

Japan 2019 to kick off on September 20

The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place on September 20 and the final on November 2, it was announced on Tuesday.
28 October 2015

Bristol appoint former England captain Steve Borthwick as forwards coach

Championship club Bristol have announced the appointment of former England captain Steve Borthwick as forwards coach.
14 October 2015

Tier 2 standouts set for stardom

The quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup 2015 are now set and although no Tier 2 sides were unable to escape from the pools, they have been the shining lights of the tournament so far.
12 October 2015

Japan finish off historic World Cup on a high

Japan becoming the first team in 28 years to win three pool stage matches and still fail to qualify from their group following a 28-18 victory over the USA.
11 October 2015

Scotland put Blossoms to the sword

Japan captured the hearts and minds of the rugby-following world last weekend with a momentous and historic 34-32 victory over South Africa.
23 September 2015

RWC Weekly Wrap

Welcome to a new regular feature at Talking Rugby Union where will take a look back at the good, the bad and the funny of the Rugby World Cup over the past week.
23 September 2015

Michael Leitch says Japan are more than a one-hit wonder

Japanese captain Michael Leitch has warned Scotland that the Brave Blossoms have no intention of being World Cup one-hit wonders.
22 September 2015

Vern Cotter taking no chances with Japan

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter will put out a near first-choice line-up as he looks to avoid becoming the second side to slip up against World Cup shock troops Japan.
21 September 2015

Japan move above Scotland in WR rankings

Japan have moved above their next World Cup opponents Scotland in rugby union's official world rankings.
21 September 2015

Analysis of Japan's historic victory

The shockwaves of Japan’s 34-32 victory over South Africa on Saturday are still reverberating around the rugby world.
21 September 2015