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Japan coach eyes 'hard work' ahead of 2019

Japan's incoming national coach Jamie Joseph says he expects "a lot of hard work" between now and the 2019 World Cup as he prepares to take charge of the Brave Blossoms this year.
Soure:AFP: 2016/1/29 23:58:39

Ashton appeal set for Wed

Saracens and England wing Chris Ashton will have his appeal against a 10-week ban for making contact with the eye area of Ulster's Luke Marshall considered by a hearing in London on Wednesday, European Champions Cup organizers announced Thursday.
Soure:Agencies: 2016/1/29 0:33:49

Sunwolves names new coach

Former All Blacks hooker Mark Hammett was unveiled as the head coach of Japan's new Super Rugby side the Sunwolves on Monday, along with an experienced 34-man squad.
Soure:AFP: 2015/12/21 23:28:01

Lomu changed rugby forever

Less than three weeks after the All Blacks emerged triumphant at rugby's most successful World Cup, the sport was plunged into mourning following the untimely death of one of its favorite sons, Jonah Lomu, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 40.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/11/20 19:36:56

Japanese sevens eye share of buzz

Japan's rugby sevens side will aim to continue the buzz created by the Brave Blossoms' World Cup exploits when they try to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games at the Asian qualifier in Hong Kong at the weekend.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/11/7 0:38:01

Australian rugby fans angry at 'unfair' World Cup final start time

Australian rugby fans have expressed their disappointment at a decision by Rugby World Cup organizers to schedule the start of the final at unsociable times for southern hemisphere viewers.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/10/29 20:28:20

Rugby spans the sectarian divide

As Ireland won their place in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals, Catholics and Protestants sat side by side in Laverys bar in Belfast to cheer on an all-island team that for decades has brought together communities.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/10/17 10:13:17

England welcomed to Rugby World Cup

Hosts England were welcomed on Saturday to Rugby World Cup 2015 at an official Welcome Ceremony at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/9/13 9:23:06

Les Bleus coach's call

Coach Philippe Saint-Andre urged French rugby supporters to cast aside their doubts about him and rally behind his squad as they head to England this weekend for the World Cup.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/9/12 0:03:01

Wallaby win gives rest of world hope

That New Zealand have been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been ­accepted by the rest of the international rugby union community.
Soure:AFP: 2015/9/3 23:25:13

Coach Meyer backs tactically superior Boks after victory

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer conceded his side "played less rugby" against Argentina but were tactically superior as they ended a run of four test defeats in timely fashion ahead of next month's World Cup.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/8/16 22:48:02

All Blacks' opening win

The All Blacks upped the gears on their World Cup preparations, taking a step forward in their execution while they continued to develop a high-pace game plan with a 39-18 win over Argentina on Friday.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/7/18 0:28:14

Moore named Australia captain for World Cup

Stephen Moore will skipper the Wallabies in this year's international season leading up to the September-October World Cup, replacing Michael Hooper, the Australian Rugby Union said Monday.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/7/6 23:23:20

Aussie media giants to boycott World Cup over restrictions

Major Australian media outlets said Monday they will boycott this year's Rugby World Cup over “unreasonable” coverage restrictions on video match highlights.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/6/22 23:03:01

SA bros join Montpellier

South African brothers Jannie and Bismark du Plessis are to leave Super 15 outfit Sharks and join the exodus toward France and the Top-14 with a three year deal at Montpellier.
Soure:AFP: 2015/6/17 22:33:01

Gear signs for Clermont

Losing Top 14 and European Cup finalists Clermont on Monday announced the ­signing of ex-All Black winger Hosea Gear on a two-year contract.
Soure:AFP: 2015/6/15 22:33:31

Key trio to leave Sharks

South Africa's Sharks have confirmed the departure of three of their key Springbok players at the end of the Super Rugby season as their rebuilding starts for the next campaign.
Soure:Agencies: 2015/6/9 22:58:03

Marquee player rule

Super League clubs voted to introduce a marquee player rule for 2016 during the competition's annual meeting in Manchester on Wednesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2015/6/4 10:16:04