Kashiwa: Champions New Zealand underwent a punishing first World Cup training session in Japan on Wednesday before promising to come out firing against South Africa
Kabul: Thirty or so teenagers kick up dust as they sprint around a field in Kabul, focused intensely as they chase an oval ball in the sweltering heat. The players are sweating profusely but that
Dubai Knights Eagles the new premier rugby club, following this summer’s merger between Dubai Eagles and fellow club Arabian Knights, will be hosting an open day on Friday.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus on Wednesday named a full-strength side to play Japan, as the two-time champions bid to put down a World Cup marker and avenge the biggest upset in the game’s history.
All Blacks selectors backed star centre Sonny Bill Williams to help achieve an unprecedented World Cup treble in Japan but dumped veteran prop Owen Franks from their 31-man squad on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG: Springboks captain Siya Kolisi carries not only the weight of an expectant nation as he leads South Africa into the Rugby World Cup in Japan but also the hopes of millions of youngsters who dream of using sport to break the cycle of poverty. Kolisi was last year named South Africa’s first black test captain, reward
Japan coach Jamie Joseph promised the hosts would “give 150 percent” to hit their target of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after naming his 31-man squad on Thursday.
The All Blacks declared themselves ready for their record World Cup triple crown bid on Saturday after a thumping 92-7 victory over Tonga in Hamilton.
Makazole Mapimpi grabbed a hat-trick as South Africa smashed World Cup hosts Japan 41-7 on Friday, avenging the most humiliating loss in Springbok history two weeks before