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Sunday Dec 16, 2012 Sonny Bill Williams has created a stir in Japan, even though his playing time has been minimal, writes Michael Burgess from Tokyo...Sonny Bill Williams, the human headline, surrounded by fans clamouring for autographs and photos.
Japan coach Eddie Jones on Wednesday slammed the country's rugby development structure for being stuck in the past and urged players to be more aggressive if they want to challenge the best teams. While announcing a 30-man squad for next month's tour
Asian champions Japan will play two Test matches against Wales next June at home to boost their bid to join the world's top 10 by the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Wales, last year's World Cup semi-finalists, will play the Brave Blossoms in Osaka on June 8,
Japan's new coach Eddie Jones, seen here in 2005, has named six uncapped players to play Kazakhstan away on Saturday when they open their campaign to win a fifth straight Asian Five Nations title. Japan's new coach Eddie Jones has named six uncapped
Japan's "Brave Blossoms" will fly to England this year to sharpen their teeth against hulking Premiership opposition, the country's top rugby official said on Friday. Tatsuzo Yabe told Reuters. "We made so many mistakes at last year's World Cup,"
Eddie Jones, who was yesterday named as Japans new head coach, vowed to make the Brave Blossoms one of the worlds best rugby teams by the 2015 World Cup in England...We need to develop the style of play that suits Japanese players, that allows us to
Former Australia coach Eddie Jones is expected to be named head coach of Japan's national rugby team today to replace All Blacks legend John Kirwan. The Japan Rugby Football Union said in a short notice that it was to hold a news conference to
Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones says he's yet to hear anything from the Japanese Rugby Union about whether they want him to be the new coach of the Brave Blossoms. I haven't been offered anything, but as I have said, if the Japan job comes up, I
Defending champions Japan will play all four of their games in this years rugby Asian Five Nations away from home after their clash with Sri Lanka was moved due to last months tsunami. Sport in Japan was thrown into disarray by the 9.0-magnitude
Japan coach and All Black legend John Kirwan says rugby should focus for the rest of 2011 on making a contribution to speed up the recovery from the natural disasters in Japan and Christchurch. Kirwan, who played 63 tests for the All Blacks and last