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Goromaru: France should open doors to Japanese players

New Toulon signing Ayumu Goromaru is hopeful that he will be the first of many Japanese players to ply their trade in the Top 14. The..

15th July 2016

Japan move for Bath lock Day

As revealed in The Rugby Paper by Neil Fissler on March 20, Dominic Day will leave Bath at the end of the season to seek a new challenge in..

27th April 2016

Bath sign Japan No.8

Bath have today announced the signing of Japan No.8 Amanaki Mafi. Mafi will arrive at Bath at the end of January, once the Japanese season..

29th December 2015

History maker Japan beat USA but miss out on quarter-finals

Japan became the first team to miss out on the World Cup quarter-finals having won three pool matches after they beat the United States..

12th October 2015

Shane Williams column: Give Tier Two heroes games against the best

The underdogs have done their job – now it’s time for World Rugby to do theirs if we’re going to make the World Cup a truly global..

1st October 2015

Nick Cain column: Ninja Eddie Jones slew Boks with lethal planning

Welcome to Ninja rugby, the brainchild of Eddie Jones. The Japan coach borrowed from the methods of the covert mercenaries feared..

1st October 2015

Steve Borthwick turns Japan into Land of Rising Scrum

Japan’s pack, once the butt of jokes and considered little more than a speed-bump on the way to the try-line by rugby’s elite nations,..

1st October 2015

HIGHLIGHTS: Scotland open RWC account with win over Japan

Scotland kicked off their World Cup campaign with a comprehensive 45-10 win over Japan in Gloucester today. Following their exploit..

23rd September 2015

Japan blossom into contenders

Brendan Gallagher charts the remarkable rise of Japan under coach Eddie Jones.

26th June 2014

Steve Borthwick to take up Japan role

Steve Borthwick will link up with former Saracens boos Eddie Jones after being named Japan’s forwards coach. The Sarries captain,..

27th May 2014

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