The Japan Times



May 16, 2019
Scotland’s Stuart Hogg looks ahead to rematch with Brave Blossoms

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg admits the autumn heat in Japan could hamper his team’s chances of claiming a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal spot at the ...

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May 2, 2019
JRFU’s bewildering plans for Top League reform spark skepticism, opposition

The news that the Japan Rugby Top League is to undergo reform following this year’s World Cup should have been met with heraldic fanfare, given ...

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Apr 27, 2019
Jamie Joseph still has many questions after Wolf Pack’s victory over Western Force

With just under 150 days to go until Japan kicks off the 2019 Rugby World Cup against Russia in Tokyo, Jamie Joseph’s side is slowly ...

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Apr 11, 2019
Wallabies icon George Gregan preaches value of preparation in quest for RWC title

George Gregan has experienced the full gamut of Rugby World Cup emotions, but the Australian legend knows what he is looking forward to most when ...

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Mar 29, 2019
Future of Sunwolves in doubt after Super Rugby

Sunwolves CEO Yuji Watase put on a brave face last week despite clocking up air miles in the wake of the announcement his team would ...

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Mar 24, 2019
Sunwolves’ demise may lead to new dawn for Japanese rugby

On the face of it, the axing of the Sunwolves from Super Rugby was simply a case of too much money demanded, or a belief ...

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Mar 8, 2019
Proposed new league presents issues for Japan

A World Rugby news release late Wednesday night from Dublin may have appeased some parties concerned by plans for a new worldwide league, but many ...

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Mar 4, 2019
Sunwolves continue to make gains

The history of Super Rugby has clearly shown that new teams joining the competition face a long, hard initiation.The Perth-based Western Force came along in ...

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Feb 28, 2019
With ban lifted, Christian Loamanu hopes for return to Top League

Former Brave Blossoms wing Christian Loamanu is hoping for a shot at redemption and the opportunity to finish his rugby career in Japan. But he ...

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Feb 26, 2019
Fukuroi ready to welcome fans for Rugby World Cup

When it comes to international sports, the cozy western Shizuoka Prefecture town of Fukuroi has already been there and done that.At this year’s Rugby World ...

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