The Japan Rugby Football Union has withdrawn its national side from the forthcoming eight-team Test tournament involving the European Six Nations teams and Fiji later this year.
Jacques Nienaber has suggested Japanese-based Bok players could train with local franchises to help stay fit ahead of the Rugby Championship.
Look back at Rassie Erasmus’ team talk in the buildup to the Springboks’ do-or-die pool match against Italy during last year’s Rugby World Cup, and how he correctly predicted the team’s route to the knockout stages.
Japan speedster Kenki Fukuoka will reportedly waive the opportunity to compete in rugby sevens at the postponed Tokyo Olympics in order to pursue a medical career.
World Rugby is set to certify Japan as a tier-one rugby nation following the Brave Blossoms successful run at the 2019 World Cup.
Handre Pollard’s boot played a vital role in helping the Springboks clinch the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. We look at how the Springbok flyhalf scored all of his 69 points to become the tournament’s top point-scorer.
The World Cup in Japan proved that second-tier nations can stage big games and tournaments when given the opportunity, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Malcolm Marx may have to wait another two weeks before he can fly back to South Africa from Japan, reports JON CARDINELLI.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to postpone the games until 2021.
Many players based at overseas clubs remain subject to local training regimens despite the pandemic and their desire to return to their families in South Africa. JON CARDINELLI reports.