Japan

Nicolas Sanchez powers Argentina to comfortable victory over Japan

Fly-half Nicholas Sanchez contributed with 29 points as Argentina registered a comfortable 20-54 victory over Japan in Tokyo on Sautrday.
5 November 2016

RWC 2019 seedings will be the focus in November

It may feel like the latest Rugby World Cup cycle is only just beginning, but already the prospect of seeding for the 2019 edition of the tournament looms ominously on the horizon.
11 October 2016

Filo Tiatia confident of improved performance from Sunwolves

Newly appointed Sunwolves head coach Filo Tiatia has promised for an improved performance from the club in the upcoming season after having a disappointing debut in the 2016 Super Rugby.
6 October 2016

Japan upbeat on hosting 2019 World Cup

The organisers of the 2019 World Cup in Japan believe the historic victory achieved by the country in the previous edition of the marquee tournament against South Africa has created an unprecedented interest in the tournament.
20 September 2016

Lomano Lemeki lauds Japan's "unbelievable" victory over New Zealand

Japan fullback Lomano Lemeki could not hide his excitement after his team claimed a historic victory over New Zealand in the opening game of the Olympics rugby sevens at Deodoro Stadium on Tuesday.
10 August 2016

The June Internationals | Results Re-Cap

A re-cap of all the scores and re-live the very best action from a busy June test window. Including great matches like New Zealand v Wales, Australia v England, South Africa v Ireland, Argentina v France and Japan v Scotland!
8 July 2016

Eddie Jones advises Japan to opt for more professional approach

Former national coach Eddie Jones has advised Japan Rugby Football Union to opt for more professional approach to make further progress.
1 July 2016

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