Japan toil to beat Korea

Their focus firmly on this year's World Cup, Japan struggled to beat South Korea 56-30 on Saturday in the opening game of the inaugural Asian Championship.

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Williams call time on great career

Former Wales great Shane Williams ended his illustrious career on something of a sour note in Japan on Saturday.

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Gold heads home with Steyn

New Sharks boss Gary Gold and Springbok Frans Steyn will both be back in Durban soon.
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Steyn excites Stonehouse

EXCLUSIVE: Former Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse is excited about working with World Cup-winning Springbok Francois Steyn in Japan.

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Stonehouse: Time for a new challenge

EXCLUSIVE: Former Pumas coach, Jimmy Stonehouse, spoke to Tauriq Ebrahim about his reasons for leaving the Nelspruit-based team.

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The Honey Badger returns with Force

NEWS: Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins will return to the Western Force for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

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Thomson: Japan has the recipe right

INTERVIEW: The Japanese Top League may not be regarded as the toughest domestic competition in the world, but it has one major advantage.

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Force sign Japanese flyer

The Western Force has recruited Japanese international wing, Akihito Yamada for the 2015 edition of the Super Rugby competition.

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Yokohama in the running for RWC

The iconic 72,000-seater stadium in Yokohama has been added to the list of bidders seeking to become venues for the 2019 World Cup in Japan. 

Japan's smoker free to play

Christian Loamanu, who tested positive for cannabis five years ago, has had his indefinite ban for playing rugby in Japan lifted. 

Jones' Japan gets more Pep

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has branched out into rugby and has been assisting Japan's Eddie Jones in preparation the World Cup.

Jaque joins Bakkies in retirement

BREAKING NEWS: Centre Jaque Fourie has joined fellow World Cup winner Bakkies Botha in the retirement village.

Georgia cruise past Japan

Georgia managed to get back to winning ways after stumbling against Ireland as they defeated the Brave Blossoms 35-24 in Tbilisi.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.