Kotaro Matsushima

Japan beat Russia as Kotaro Matsushima lights up Tokyo opener

Hosts Japan have started the Rugby World Cup with a crucial win, beating Russia 30-10 at a vibrant Tokyo Stadium on Friday. Electric Japanese wing Kotaro Matsushima starred for the Jamie Joseph-coached side, scoring three tries in the pool A clash to...

All Blacks Team Named For World Cup Opener

The All Blacks team to play South Africa in their opening Rugby World Cup Test on Saturday September 21 at International Stadium, Yokohama has been named (Kick off: 6.45PM, 9.45PM NZT) The matchday 23 is as follows (with Test caps...

Ireland go to number one with win over Wales

Ireland 19 Wales 10 Top of the world ma. Not perfect, but much more like it. Far from derailed, Ireland duly completed a deserved double over Wales with their most impressive warm-up performance of the four. That, along with ensuring a fitting send-off, not least for Rory Best and Joe...

All Blacks squad named for Rugby World Cup 2019

The All Blacks selectors, Head Coach Steve Hansen, Assistant Head Coach Ian Foster and former All Black Grant Fox, have named the All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.The squad was announced by New Zealand Rugby...

World Rugby announces gender neutral naming for Rugby World Cup tournaments

World Rugby has announced that its flagship 15s and sevens Rugby World Cup properties will no longer include gender in their titles, furthering its commitment to equality and brand consistency across its portfolio. In a first for a major sporting...
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Wales on top of The World for first time

Wales have climbed to number one in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since they were introduced in October 2003 after their win over England ended New Zealand's 509 consecutive weeks on top.After nearly 10 years at...

Wales go to top of the world rankings with hard-fought win over England

Wales went top of rugby union's world rankings for the first time after beating England 13-6 in Cardiff. Wales' rise to the summit, which ended New Zealand's unbroken 10-year occupation, comes just 34 days before the World Cup kicks off...
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All Blacks team named for Bledisloe Cup decider

The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the Bledisloe Cup Investec Challenge Test at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday 17 August. (Kick-off: 7.35PM NZT).The matchday 23 is as follows (with Test caps in brackets):1. Joe Moody...

Against all odds: Wallabies restore pride against All Blacks

Just six weeks out from the opening game of their Rugby World Cup campaign, the Wallabies restored pride to the gold jersey as they romped to a famous 47-26 victory against New Zealand in Perth and inflicted the highest...

AllBlacks named for first Bledisloe Test

The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the first Bledisloe Cup Investec Rugby Championship Test at Optus Stadium, Perth, on Saturday 10 August.(Kick-off: 5.45PM Australian Western Standard Time, 9.45PM NZT).The matchday 23 is as follows...

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