The NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes have confirmed the departure of four South Africans.
Former Wallabies flanker George Smith was reportedly arrested for assaulting a Japanese taxi driver on New Year’s Eve. According to reports, the Suntory Sungoliath player was apprehended by police after he allegedly refused to pay a 10,000 yen (R1,112) taxi fare and attempted to flee, before punching the pursuing taxi driver. Smith is said to have denied the allegation, but was… Read more →
Dawie Theron, Jimmy Stonehouse and Pieter Rossouw have confirmed the end of their coaching stints in the Japanese Top League. Theron, a former Junior Boks coach, joined the Docomo Red Hurricanes in July 2016 on a three-year contract but he has informed his employers that he will not be available for a third year as he wishes to return to… Read more →
Lomano Lemeki scored a brace of tries as Japan cruised to a 39-6 victory against Tonga in Toulouse on Saturday.
Jamie Joseph will coach the Sunwolves and the Japanese national team from next season.