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Jones: Japan a 'no-brainer'

Former World Cup-winning Springbok assistant coach Eddie Jones has added his considerable weight to Japan's cause for a Super Rugby franchise.

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Maori test for Brave Blossoms

Japan's record 10-game winning streak will be given a stern test when the Asian champions face the Maori All Blacks in two matches this November.

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Japan crack top 10

 Japan look well placed to make an impact at the World Cup after extending their winning run to 10 matches with a first-ever victory over Italy

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Japan stun Azzurri in Tokyo

Japan extended their record winning streak to 10 games with a nail-biting 26-23 victory over Italy on Saturday.

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Give Japan a Super 18 spot

International Rugby Board chief Brett Gosper has urged SANZAR to pick Japan as the 18th team in a newly expanded Super Rugby competition,

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Japan too quick for Canada

Japan rallied with 25 unanswered points in the second half to beat Canada 34-25 in a Pacific Nations Cup match.

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Jones: Borthwick will be big in Japan

Steve Borthwick's appointment as Japan's forwards coach will give them a huge boost at the World Cup according to coach Eddie Jones.

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Borthwick joins up with Jones

Retiring Saracens captain Steve Borthwick will take up a coaching role with Eddie Jones' Japan at the conclusion of the Premiership this weekend.

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Japan heading to England

Eddie Jone's Brave Blossoms have qualified for the 2015 rugby World Cup by thrashing Hong Kong 49-8 in Tokyo.

Lyon in Wallaby coup

Australian back row forward George Smith has signed a two-year deal with rising French second division side Lyon.

Japan: Eddie Jones 'back at work'

Japan coach Eddie Jones said he was "fine" on Friday and expected to make a full recovery after a stroke which left him in hospital for nearly 40 days.

Japan's Jones in the clear

Japan coach Eddie Jones has been released from hospital nearly 40 days after suffering a stroke ahead of their clash with the All Blacks.

World Cup will 'revive' Japan

Japan's hosting of the 2019 World Cup will re-ignite interest in the sport in the country.

Brave Blossoms beat Bears

On Friday night at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, Japan beat Russia 40-13 after the scores were level at 13-all at the break.

Samoan speared for six weeks

Samoa centre George Pisi has been suspended for six weeks for a tip tackle on Ireland wing Tommy Bowe.

Dangerous duo cited

Two players have been cited for alleged foul play, following the weekend's round of Test matches.

Scots to tighten defence for Boks

Scotland coach Scott Johnson was struggling to evaluate his side’s win over Japan as he looked ahead to the sterner test South Africa will pose next Sunday.

Scots easily see off Japan

Scotland survived two second half scares to get their November Test campaign off to a winning start against a plucky Japanese side with a 42-17 victory.