Rugby

Japan calls up Mafi despite assault charges in New Zealand

Mar 4, 2019

Amanaki Mafi has been called up to Japan's extended Rugby World Cup training camp

Large number of overseas fans expected at Rugby World Cup

Feb 21, 2019

Organizers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan say the number of foreign visitors expected at the tournament this year has far exceeded expectations

Sunwolves prepare for Super Rugby season with higher purpose

Feb 14, 2019

With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, there is a renewed sense of urgency as the Japan-based Sunwolves prepare for their fourth season in Super Rugby

McKenzie at fullback in New Zealand lineup to face Australia

Oct 25, 2018

New Zealand All Blacks pick Damian McKenzie at fullback for 3rd Bledisloe test against Australia

Japan's Rugby World Cup prepares for typhoons, earthquakes

Sep 20, 2018

Organizers of next year's Rugby Worlds Cup in Japan are preparing for natural disasters like typhoons and earthquakes

Japan women improve to win Asian Games rugby gold

Sep 1, 2018

Japan's women's rugby sevens team gave itself a timely boost two years out from the Tokyo Olympics when it beat China 7-5 and won the Asian Games final for the first time

Japan opens Rugby World Cup stadium on 2011 tsunami site

Aug 20, 2018

Japan has opened a new stadium for the 2019 Rugby World Cup on the site of a school that was destroyed by a devastating tsunami in 2011

Japan overpowers Georgia 28-0 in rain

Jun 23, 2018

Japan made light of rain and slippery conditions to steamroll Georgia 28-0 in Toyota and finish its June rugby series in style

Italy beats Japan 25-22 in 2nd test to level series

Jun 16, 2018

Italy beats Japan 25-22 in 2nd test, levels 2-test series 1-1

Italy make 2 changes for 2nd test vs. Japan

Jun 14, 2018

1-0 down in 2-match series, Italy makes 2 changes for 2nd test vs. Japan

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