The SA U18 Sevens side lost 28-5 to Japan in the bronze medal match at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Monday.
Japan’s famous 34-32 victory over the Springboks at the 2015 World Cup in Brighton is to be made into a movie.
Japan prop Takuma Asahara was forced to miss the team’s training camp after being hit by a car while on a night out.
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen is being pursued by English Premiership side Bath as a possible signing after he finishes his stint in Japan.
Lock Wimpie van der Walt scored a try as Japan thrashed Georgia 28-0 at the Toyota Stadium on Saturday.
Italy survived a late Japan fightback to win 25-22 in Kobe on Saturday and draw the series 1-1.
Japan beat Italy 34-17 in Kyushu on Saturday to extend the Azzurri’s winless run to eight games.
John-Roy Jenkinson has been released from his contract with the Bulls to further his career with the Sanix Blues in Japan.
Wallaby legend George Smith has been sacked by Suntory Sungoliath after his arrest for the alleged assault of a taxi driver. The 37-year old was arrested in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve after he allegedly assaulted a taxi driver after refusing to pay his taxi fare. Smith, who denied the allegations, was detained in prison for 18 days after prosecutors… Read more →
The mascots for the 2019 World Cup are mythical, lion-like creatures, who were believed in ancient Japan to chase away evil and bring happiness.