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Other Sport 27 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Japan's Tanaka set for Super Rugby move

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fumiaki Tanaka is set to become the first player from his country to compete in the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition next season for the Dunedin-based Highlanders.

Other Sport 27 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Japan's Tanaka set for Super Rugby move

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fumiaki Tanaka is set to become the first player from his country to compete in the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition next season for the Dunedin-based Highlanders.

Other Sport 02 Oct 2013 | 2:07 PM

Argentina prop Diaz joins Highlanders

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Argentina tighthead prop Matias Diaz has joined the Otago Highlanders on a one-year contract, the Super Rugby franchise said on Wednesday.

Rugby 31 Oct 2013 | 3:07 PM

New Zealand the ultimate test for ambitious Japan

(Reuters) - New Zealand have made no secret of the fact they will use Saturday's match against Japan as a tune-up for more rigorous encounters in Europe but for the 'Brave Blossoms' the game is the ultimate litmus test of their rugby development.

Rugby 04 Nov 2013 | 2:32 PM

Analysis - Japan glimpses rays of hope in All Blacks defeat

TOKYO (Reuters) - For New Zealand, their comfortable win over Japan on Saturday will become a mere statistic in their fabled history, even if some will deride the All Blacks for not choosing stiffer competition to warm up for their European tour.

Other Sport 12 Feb 2014 | 6:27 PM

Factbox - New Zealand Super Rugby teams

(Reuters) - Factbox on the five New Zealand teams in the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition:

Rugby 20 Mar 2014 | 10:37 AM

Super Rugby first as Japan test duo make Rebels squad

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Melbourne Rebels made a little bit of Super Rugby history on Thursday when they named hooker Shota Horie and his fellow Japan international Male Sau in their matchday 23 for Friday's clash with the New South Wales Waratahs.

Rugby 15 Jun 2014 | 1:42 PM

Laidlaw kicks Scotland to tight win over Canada

(Reuters) - Captain Greig Laidlaw kicked a late penalty to give Scotland a far from convincing 19-17 victory over 14-man Canada in Toronto.

Rugby 14 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM

Injury cloud has silver lining for Japan coach Jones

(Reuters) - Japan coach Eddie Jones will be without eight senior players for internationals against the Maori All Blacks, Georgia and Romania next month, but rather than cursing his luck he says it is "fantastic timing" with the 2015 World Cup looming.

Rugby 25 Jun 2015 | 3:02 PM

Factbox - Waratahs v Highlanders - Super Rugby semi-final

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final between New South Wales Waratahs (Australia) and Otago Highlanders (New Zealand):