All posts tagged "Brave Blossoms"
Rugby/ 7 months ago
Japan Comes Close to Stunning Upset over New Zealand's All Blacks
A late try by the Brave Blossoms' Kazuki Himeno put the pressure on the three-time Rugby World Cup winners, who held...
Features/ 11 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Shohei Ohtani Chosen as an MLB All-Star for Second Straight Year
Among MLB’s most feared hitters and pitchers, Ohtani will appear in the July 19 game at DH ― and surprise no...
Rugby/ 11 months ago
Brave Blossoms Falter in Second Half in Blowout Loss to France
Jamie Joseph’s team surrendered 29 points after the break against Les Bleus.
Features/ 12 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Ryuzo Anzai Leaves Brex After Title-Winning Season
Anzai spent 15 seasons with the club as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He said the B.League team needs...
Rugby/ 12 months ago
Japan Begins Preparations for 2023 Rugby World Cup With Rout of Uruguay
Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph used a combination of up-and-coming players and veterans in their first official match since November 2021.
Rugby/ 1 year ago
A New World Rugby Tournament: Key to Unlocking Japan’s Potential
If the new tournament is realized, it could help push Japan's national team to strengthen dramatically, just as Argentina has evolved...
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Hideki Matsuyama Sidelined with a Back Injury
The reigning Masters champion said he expects to be able to participate in the upcoming major in Augusta, Georgia.
Rugby/ 2 years ago
Brave Blossoms Face Challenges in Rising to the Next Great Goal
The Japan national team will be entering the run-up to the 2023 Rugby World Cup with a lot of work remaining...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Ireland Whips Japan 60-5 as Brave Blossoms Suffer Crushing Blow in Autumn Tour Opener
Coach Jamie Joseph’s squad trailed 29-0 entering the second half in a match that exposed the team’s weaknesses.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Boheng Zhang Edges Daiki Hashimoto in World Gymnastics Championships
Olympic gold medalist Hashimoto collected the silver medal in the men's all-around event.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Kimiyasu Kudo's Managerial Stint Likely Finished at End of Season
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks skipper, who has guided his club to five Japan Series titles since 2015, is not expected to...
[ODDS and EVENS] Rugby Speedster Kotaro Matsushima an Important Part of Clermont Lineup
The struggling Top 14 club is looking for the Brave Blossoms star to make a big impact this season, and he...