The Japanese Top League season kicked off over the weekend with record attendance numbers for the opening round of action.
The Blitzboks got their Cape Town Sevens campaign off to an excellent start with a comfortable 49-0 victory over Japan on Friday. DYLAN JACK reports.
Japan enjoyed a fairytale World Cup campaign at their home tournament, qualifying for the playoffs for the first time, writes RICHARD FREEMAN.
The Japanese Rugby Union has officially confirmed that Jamie Joseph signed a new contract to extend his tenure as coach of the national team.
Reports in the UK suggest Japan and Fiji could join a new world championship including the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship nations.
The Scottish Rugby Union has been fined £70,000 and ordered to apologise to World Rugby for criticism of a possible cancellation of their World Cup fixture against Japan.
Rassie Erasmus has admitted that he took a chance selecting Siya Kolisi for the World Cup after the Bok captain did not feature during the Rugby Championship.
Outspoken World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot says he won’t give up on the previously rejected notion of a nations championship, and encourages the Six Nations bosses to reconsider their decision.
Cheslin Kolbe’s aerial skills will be missed as much as his attacking edge when the Springboks battle Wales in the World Cup semi-final, writes JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo.
Check out some of the pictures from the Boks’ 26-3 World Cup quarter-final win against Japan in Tokyo on Sunday.