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Jones hails 'Super boost' for Japan

Japan coach Eddie Jones said the inclusion of a Tokyo-based team in Super Rugby will give the Asian champions a boost before the country hosts the 2019 World Cup.

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Japan get the Super rubber stamp

SANZAR's Executive Committee has formally approved the inclusion of Japanese and Argentinean Unions into Super Rugby from 2016.

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Woodward: Eddie Jones is my friend

They may have be known for their verbal jousts, but Clive Woodward said he had enjoyed a friendly relationship with Wallaby rival Eddie Jones.

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Japan kick their way to victory

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru scored six penalties to give his team a far from convincing 18-13 victory over Romania.

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Preview: Romania v Japan

Japan head into their clash with Romania with a 10-Test unbeaten streak which has seen them rise to ninth in the world rankings.

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Jones bemoans Maori 'sucker punch'

Japan came within two minutes of stunning the Maori All Blacks, as the 'Brave Blossoms' were caught by a sucker punch.

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Maori sneak late winner against Japan

New Zealand's Maori team left it late, but sneaked in at the death to record a 20-18 win over Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.

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Welsh wizard Williams' final bow

Wales great Shane Williams has announced he will retire from all forms of rugby at the end of this season.

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Cheika not rushing the Badger back

Barbarians coach John Kirwan reckons Australia should do everything they can to get wing Nick Cummins back from Japan.

Badger to extend BaaBaas stay?

Nick Cummins wants to spend some more time with the Barbarians, after starring in their thrilling 36-40 loss to Australia.

Maori ABs hammer Brave Blossoms

The Maori All Blacks put on a counter-attacking masterclass to hammer a brave but error-prone Japan side 61-21 at Noevir Stadium in Kobe on Saturday.

Ten new caps for Maori All Blacks

The Maori All Blacks team to take on Japan in Kobe in the first match of its 2014 tour has been named and features 10 new caps.

Injuries ravage Maori team

The New Zealand Maori team was the big loser in the NPC Final at the weekend.

SANZAR keep Singapore in radar

Singapore presented an attractive bid in the hope of becoming Super Rugby's 18th team but fell short at the final hurdle after SANZAR decided to award it to Japan.

Kiwis prefer Japan over Singapore

Japan is the preferred option over Singapore to expand the Super Rugby competition in 2016, NZRU CEO Steve Tew said

Jantjies calling the shots

Golden Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies is enjoying life at Japanese club Shining Arcs, as he has been given a pivotal role in the team.

Highlanders keep Japanese import

The Highlanders revealed that Japanese international Fumiaki Tanaka will be returning to play for the Dunedin-based franchise in 2015.

Additional advantage for England

BREAKING NEWS: Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage, as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup.