HIGHLIGHTS: Japan v South Africa – Rugby World Cup 2019
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HIGHLIGHTS: Japan v South Africa – Rugby World Cup 2019

It was a close encounter in the first half with South Africa struggling to make use of their opportunities to take them into a considerable lead. Japan made sure to let the South African's know that they...

Lyon's unbeaten start halted at Clermont

Lyon's unbeaten start halted at Clermont

Lyon's unbeaten start to the Top 14 season came to a halt as Jake McIntyre's boot helped Clermont Auvergne to a 24-15 victory on Sunday.     The visitors, who played over half an hour with...

London Irish make winning Premiership return at Wasps

London Irish make winning Premiership return at Wasps

London Irish celebrated their return to the Premiership by earning a gutsy 29-26 victory over Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday.   The hosts trailed by three points at the break as Wasps debutant...

Springboks push right buttons and eject hosts Japan

Springboks push right buttons and eject hosts Japan

Rassie Erasmus was thankful South Africa "knew which buttons to push" to fend off the threat of another Rugby World Cup defeat to Japan.   After their stunning loss to the Brave Blossoms four years...

Japan boss Joseph 'so proud' of Brave Blossoms

Japan boss Joseph 'so proud' of Brave Blossoms

Jamie Joseph showed how much it hurt as Japan's journey at the Rugby World Cup ended with defeat at the merciless hands of South Africa.   An absorbing tussle at Tokyo Stadium was only one-sided...

Sayonara, Japan! New era awaits Brave Blossoms

Sayonara, Japan! New era awaits Brave Blossoms

Abandoned, crumbling stadiums and empty, cracked swimming pools. Plummeting participation and dwindling interest. Platitudes and empty gestures.   The reality of sporting legacy is it rarely...