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Bulls put half-ton past Japan's Eagles

REPORT: The Blue Bulls completed their pre-season Currie Cup preparations with a comprehensive 50-3 thrashing of Japan's Eagles on Friday.

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Major hiccup for Japan 2019

NEWS: The 2019 World Cup is set to remain in Japan, for now, despite a major U-turn in the plans over a new stadium.

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Samoa and Fiji in PNC Final

WRAP: Samoa scored a last-gasp try to defeat Canada 21-20 and set up a Pacific Nations Cup Final showdown with arch-rivals Fiji.

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Samoa and Fiji in dramatic deadlock

WRAP: Flyhalf Michael Stanley converted a penalty in the final moments as Samoa stormed back to tie Fiji 30-30 at the Pacific Nations Cup.

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Preview: USA v Japan

PREVIEW: Mike Petri will earn his 50th cap Friday as the Eagles continue their World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup campaign at Bonney Field against Japan.

 
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USA axe Clever

NEWS: USA have released former captain Todd Clever from their Pacific Nations Cup squad over "multiple squad conduct violations."

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PNC: Samoa, Japan claim wins

REPORT: Samoa and Japan got their Pacific Nations Cup campaigns on the perfect start when they claimed victories over The United States and Canada respectively.

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Deans staying put in Japan

Robbie Deans says that he will not be tempted to leave his job in Japan, despite the number of coaching vacancies in South Africa.

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'Unfit' Fourie pulls out of Bok squad

NEWS: World Cup-winning centre Jaque Fourie has withdrawn from the Springbok team due to a lack of fitness.

Proudfoot to join Coetzee in Japan

NEWS: Stormers forwards coach Matthew Proudfoot has decided not to renew his contract with Western Province Rugby. 

Lions lose Akker to France

NEWS: The Lions have lost another key player ahead of their Currie Cup campaign.

More players head East

Lionel Mapoe, Renaldo Bothma, Bjorn Basson and Warwick Tecklenburg are the latest Southern Africans to head to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Yen claims more Boks

NEWS:  The Japanese Yen is proving to be extremely luring and has claimed another three Springbok players.

Fourie back in Bok mix

New Kobe Steelers' coach Allister Coetzee has said that Springbok centre Jaque Fourie is available and keen to play for South Africa at the World Cup.

Pollard follows to Japan

NEWS: Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard is the latest on the Japan hit-list after agreeing a deal with NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes post-World Cup. 

SA players all the rage in Japan

The tide of South Africans heading abroad continues as Marcell Coetzee is the latest to ink a deal in Japan, utilising the grace period after the World Cup.

Japanese club unveils two new Boks

NEWS: Springboks Willie le Roux and Francois Hougaard said they are looking forward to their post-World Cup stint in Japan's Top League.

Japan crowned ARC champions

Japan were officially handed the Asia Rugby Championship Saturday, but coach Eddie Jones claimed officials had rained on his team's parade.