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Webb Ellis Trophy blessed at temple in Kyoto before tour of Japan

17 Jun 2019

KYOTO, Japan The Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup trophy was blessed by Shinto monks during a ceremony in Japan's former capital of Kyoto on Monday before the trophy embarks on a tour of the country ahead of the tournament, starting in September.

Soccer: Pogba hints at move away from Manchester United

16 Jun 2019

TOKYO Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba suggested on Sunday that he could be open to a move away from the Premier League side, telling reporters in Tokyo that now "could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else".

Olympics: Rowing chief Rolland pleased as Tokyo 2020 venue opens

16 Jun 2019

TOKYO Sea Forest Waterway, which will play host to rowing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, opened on Sunday with the sport's world governing body praising organisers for delivering a "world class" venue on schedule.

Wales can handle weight of favourites tag – former winger Williams

12 Jun 2019

TOKYO Wales can thrive under the pressure of being favourites at this year's Rugby World Cup, former winger Shane Williams said on Wednesday.

Habana hopeful of inspirational South Africa victory under Kolisi

12 Jun 2019

TOKYO A 2019 World Cup victory for South Africa under captain Siya Kolisi could be as impactful as their historic win on home soil in 1995, former Springboks winger Bryan Habana said on Wednesday.

Legacy on the lips with 100 days until World Cup

12 Jun 2019

TOKYO With 100 days to go until the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, organisers have turned one eye towards the legacy the tournament will leave in Japan and Asia as a whole.

Former All Black Alatini recalls Kamaishi destruction

12 Jun 2019

TOKYO March 11, 2011 is a date that will stick long in the memory of former All Black Pita Alatini, and not just because it was his birthday.

FEATURE-Rugby-Want beer at the World Cup? Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters

11 Jun 2019

TOKYO, June 11 Beer vendors are a common sight at Japanese baseball games as they hurry up and down the terraces with sloshing containers strapped to their backs, and rugby fans will also be able to enjoy a taste of the country's unique sports viewing culture in September when the 'uriko' are unleashed at the World Cup.

Blood, sweat but no tears in Japan's office chair grand prix

09 Jun 2019

HANYU, Japan The rattle of tiny plastic wheels echoed through the normally sleepy streets of Hanyu on Sunday morning as the small city 60 kilometres north of Tokyo played host to the Japan office chair 'Isu' grand prix. | Video

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 torch relay route revealed, uniforms unveiled

01 Jun 2019

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 organisers on Saturday unveiled the uniforms to be worn by 10,000 volunteer runners during the torch relay and presented further details about the route the relay will take.

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