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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.

Rugby 01 Oct 2019 | 7:03 PM

Japan being treated like the All Blacks, says Tanaka

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan are riding a wave of support from their fans similar to the kind of adulation the All Blacks receive in New Zealand, Brave Blossoms scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka said on Tuesday.

Rugby 02 Nov 2017 | 4:46 PM

Japan go with experience for Australia test

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan have opted for experience when they take on Australia in Yokohama on Saturday, selecting seven 2015 World Cup veterans in the starting line-up.

Rugby 22 Jun 2017 | 8:16 PM

Japan's Joseph makes eight changes for Ireland, Leitch back as captain

(Reuters) - Japan coach Jamie Joseph has made eight changes to the starting 15 ahead of Saturday's second test against Ireland at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

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.