Saturday, August 24, 2019
Rugby World Cup 2019: Rassie Erasmus says Springboks ‘lucky’ to draw against All Blacks

Rugby World Cup 2019: Rassie Erasmus says Springboks ‘lucky’ to draw against All Blacks

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus admitted his side needed a bit of luck to escape with a 16-all draw against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday. Trailing 16-9 with less than a minute on the clock, replacement halfback Herschel Jantjies scored a try, which Handré Pollard converted to secure the draw. South Africa score late…
Rugby World Cup 2019: Under-strength Springboks crush Wallabies in Rugby Championship opener

Rugby World Cup 2019: Under-strength Springboks crush Wallabies in Rugby Championship opener

A brace by halfback Herschel Jantjies helped the Springboks to a commanding 35-17 win over the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship opener on Sunday (NZ time). Australia were looking for their first win at Ellis Park in Johannesburg since 1963, and Michael Cheika's men were confident heading into the match, but despite some strong individual…
Rugby World Cup 2019: Debutants reflect on successful All Blacks test

Rugby World Cup 2019: Debutants reflect on successful All Blacks test

After making his debut for the All Blacks against Argentina on Sunday morning (NZT), Luke Jacobson is already rearing to get back on the field. The 22-year-old came on a substitute for Vaea Fafita and played 23 minutes in the 20-16 win in Buenos Aires. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen satisfied despite patchy performance against…
Rugby World Cup 2019: Strong Jaguares influence in Argentina team to face All Blacks

Rugby World Cup 2019: Strong Jaguares influence in Argentina team to face All Blacks

Argentina have named 13 Jaguares players in their starting side to face the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship clash in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT).  All those players started for the Jaguares in the Super Rugby final against the Crusaders two weeks ago, while the reserves bench is comprised entirely of Jaguares. Stade Francais
Rugby World Cup 2019: Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus predicts defence will prevail in Japan

Rugby World Cup 2019: Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus predicts defence will prevail in Japan

Rush defence will be grim reality in the biggest games at the Rugby World Cup, according to Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus, who predicts tries will be at a premium in Japan. A trend of tense, low-scoring Tests continued in Wellington on Saturday when South Africa snared a dramatic 16-16 draw thanks to Hershcel Jantjes' converted…
Rugby World Cup 2019: Wallabies secure crucial win over Argentina ahead of All Blacks showdown

Rugby World Cup 2019: Wallabies secure crucial win over Argentina ahead of All Blacks...

The Wallabies have scrummaged their way to a 16-10 Rugby Championship victory over Argentina, with halfback Will Genia calling the shots in his Brisbane Test farewell. The Japan-bound Queensland favourite handed Australia just their fifth win from the past 17 tests and was cheered off after his 60-minute stint at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. South…
Rugby World Cup 2019: Christian Lealiifano, James O’Connor make Wallabies comeback for Argentina Rugby Championship test

Rugby World Cup 2019: Christian Lealiifano, James O’Connor make Wallabies comeback for Argentina Rugby...

Playmaker Christian Lealiifano will make a remarkable return for the Wallabies on Saturday while James O'Connor is also set to make his test comeback against Argentina in Brisbane. Playmaker Lealiifano will join Will Genia, Marika Koroibete and Kurtley Beale as additions to the starting backline just four tests out from September's World Cup in Japan. …
Rugby World Cup 2019: All Blacks unveil jersey for Japan tournament

Rugby World Cup 2019: All Blacks unveil jersey for Japan tournament

The All Blacks have officially unveiled their new-look jersey for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The jersey pays homage to both Māori and Japanese cultures, along with the three World Cup they've won in 1987, 2011 and 2015. A select group of players - including Aaron Smith and Sonny Bill Williams - modelled…
Rugby World Cup 2019: Sonny Bill Williams comes through Auckland club game unscathed

Rugby World Cup 2019: Sonny Bill Williams comes through Auckland club game unscathed

Sonny Bill Williams is just happy to have made it through his first club appearance for Ponsonby today, after a year plagued by injury. The All Blacks midfielder played 50 minutes for the Ponsonby Ponies in Auckland this afternoon, his side winning 25-22 over Grammer TEC. It was valuable game time for Williams, who was…

2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 28

Work Our pick of the best new career opportunities on GaijinPot Jobs. On Jul 7, 2019 If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through our database of top jobs in Japan posted to GaijinPot and pick some of the ones we think are most interesting. You can…