Rugby News

Boks to the Future: Japan’s fairytale ends

Escaping with the skin of their teeth, now Wales will hope to beat the Boks in semis. South Africa looked harried in the first half and unstoppable in the second against Japan.

New Zealand set up semifinal clash against England in Rugby World Cup

New Zealand will clash against England in the Rugby World Cup semifinal. New Zealand sealed their spot in the last four by beating Ireland on Saturday.


Rugby World Cup: No quarter given

Springboks are exasperated that, before their quarter-final on Sunday, the questions they are asked are invariably about their rivals and tournament hosts Japan, not the team rated New Zealand’s closest challengers for the trophy, writes The Guardian.

Michael learns to ruck & maul: Japan become first Asian nation to reach Rugby WC quarters

Captain Michael Leitch dedicated Japan's classy 28-21 win over Scotland to those affected by the super typhoon Hagibis which nearly forced the cancellation of the match.

Rugby World Cup: Japan to take on Scotland in wake of typhoon

Rugby World Cup organizers cancelled the last Pool B game between Canada and Namibia, soon gave the all-clear for the crucial Pool A game between Japan and Scotland, along with US/Tonga, and Wales/Uruguay games.

Rubgy World Cup: No props to Gli Azzurri

Italy’s Loosehead prop Andrea Lovotti loses head, inverts Springbok Duane Vermulean on his head


Lightning strikes twice

Japan, who upset South Africa in 2015, shake up the Rugby World Cup with a 19-12 win over World No.2 Ireland

Rugby World Cup: England rout U.S., spotlighting imbalance of power between tiers

The 20 teams at the Rugby World Cup fall equally into two groups, defined by World Rugby as Tier 1 and Tier 2.

Springbok Eben Etzebeth denies racial incident, meets Human Rights Commission

If found guilty by the SAHRC, Etzebeth will have to issue a public apology and could be forced to pay a fine, but much more than that it would have a potentially significant impact on his reputation and standing within the Bok team.

Sumitra Nayak kicks up a storm

Odia teen's last-gasp penalty helps Indian women secure first international 15s win.

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Japan's veteran rugby players happy to die in their boots

Fuwaku, founded in 1948, is one of approximately 150 Japanese clubs that stage competitive, full-contact matches for players over the age of 40.