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  • Fukuroi ready to welcome fans for Rugby World Cup

    PRONEWS February 27, 2019 no comments

    (This article originally appeared in the Japan Times) FUKUROI, SHIZUOKA PREF. – 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 Cup, however, the […]

     
  • Sunwolves prove they belong in Super Rugby

    PRONEWS February 27, 2019 no comments

    (This article originally appeared in the Japan Times) Facing calls for the team to be cut from the competition, the Sunwolves and their Tokyo faithful showed once again Saturday that Super Rugby would be poorer for their axing. Despite a […]

     
  • Sunwolves lose Craig Millar, Ed Quirk to injury for extended periods

    PRONEWS February 27, 2019 no comments

    (This article originally appeared in the Japan Times) The Sunwolves’ run of bad injury luck continued at the weekend with the news that cocaptain Craig Millar and Ed Quirk, one of their most experienced Super Rugby campaigners, will both be […]

     
  • Goromaru guides Yamaha Jubilo past NEC Green Rockets

    PRONEWS November 28, 2015 no comments

    Goromaru guides Yamaha Jubilo past NEC Green Rockets Last season’s All-Japan Championship winners Yamaha Jubilo remained unbeaten in the 2015-16 Top League on Saturday thanks to a 39-19 win over NEC Green Rockets. Ayumu Goromaru scored one of Yamaha’s five […]

     
  • Japan, Scotland rugby squads to meet in June

    PRONEWS November 26, 2015 no comments

    Japan, Scotland rugby squads to meet in June Japan will play two games against World Cup rival Scotland next June, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday. The Brave Blossoms will have chances to avenge their only loss at the […]

     
  • JRFU whittles down coaching candidates

    PRONEWS November 26, 2015 no comments

    JRFU whittles down coaching candidates The Japan Rugby Football Union reported on Wednesday that it is ready to begin individual negotiations with its top candidates to replace Eddie Jones as head coach of the national team. “You can count them […]

     
  • New SANZAR boss confident Sunwolves will be ready

    PRONEWS November 25, 2015 no comments

    New SANZAR boss confident Sunwolves will be ready Despite not having a coach or officially naming a single member of their playing roster, Japan’s new Super Rugby side, the Sunwolves, will be ready to take part in the competition, according […]

     
  • Lomu memorial set for Eden Park

    PRONEWS November 23, 2015 no comments

    Lomu memorial set for Eden Park New Zealanders will have the chance to mourn rugby great Jonah Lomu at a public memorial in Auckland’s Eden Park stadium next week, Prime Minister John Key said Monday. Such has been the outpouring […]

     
  • Rugby World Cup hero Tanaka slams JRFU for lack of effort

    PRONEWS November 21, 2015 no comments

    Rugby World Cup hero Tanaka slams JRFU for lack of effort Panasonic Wild Knights and Japan scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka said Saturday that the Japan Rugby Football Union lacks the necessary zeal to capitalize on this year’s success at the Rugby […]

     
  • Jones excited by England challenge

    PRONEWS November 21, 2015 no comments

    Jones excited by England challenge Eddie Jones has insisted there will be no conflict of loyalties when he coaches England against his native Australia for the first time next year. Jones was in charge of the Wallabies when they lost […]