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Retallick joins All Blacks exodus to Japan

Brodie Retallick will join the growing list of All Blacks heading to Japan after the Rugby World Cup in France, with the New Zealand lock having signed up for a second stint with the Kobelco Steelers.

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212dTom Hamilton

Porter in, Ribbans handed Eng debut vs. Japan

England have made five changes for the match against Japan on Saturday with Leicester's Guy Porter getting the nod at outside centre while Northampton lock David Ribbans will make his Test debut.

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England turn on the style to thrash Japan 52-13

England put last week's ragged defeat by Argentina firmly behind them when they ran in six tries, plus a penalty try, and played some highly entertaining rugby along the way to overwhelm Japan 52-13 at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Autumn Nations Series wrap: Is Gregor Townsend right about the 'jackal'?

There were just two Tests over the weekend, but there were no shortage of talking points in Tokyo or Edinburgh. Certainly Gregor Townsend has put the role of breakdown "jackal" firmly back in the spotlight, after Glen Young's cleanout of Tate McDermott.

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All Blacks scrape home against Japan

New Zealand kicked off their end-of-year tour with a 38-31 victory over Japan on Saturday but the makeshift All Blacks side were given a mighty scare in front of a crowd of more than 60,000 at Tokyo's National Stadium.

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What's new for world rugby's top 10 this autumn?

The northern and southern hemispheres come together for a massive slate of Test matches this autumn, in what is likely the last time the Six Nations and Rugby Championship nations will face each other before the World Cup. So what's new for the top 10?


France fire in second half to overpower Japan

Winger Damian Penaud scored two tries as France put together a strong second-half performance for a commanding 42-23 victory over Japan in the first test at the Toyota Stadium in Aichi on Saturday.

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What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this July?

The rugby world is set to reunite this July, with World Rugby's Test window bringing the northern and southern hemispheres together across the globe. So what shape are the top 10 in at this key juncture, and what might they be looking to nail down?

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Koroibete helps Panasonic to League One title

Tries from the Australian connection of Marika Koroibete and Dylan Riley have secured Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights the inaugural Japan Rugby League One title.

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England to host All Blacks, South Africa in 2022

England will host the All Blacks at Twickenham in November 2022 as part of a four-Test programme which includes world champions South Africa.

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • JPN11th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
  • JPN8th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference