Browsing: Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup: Every 4 years – Began 1987 in New Zealand & Australia, last played in England & Wales in 2015. In 2019 Japan will host.

New Zealand faces Canada in a Pool B match at Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture on Wednesday 2 October. Kickoff is at 19:15 local (06:15 ET). In Canada, every match of the Rugby World Cup 2019 is LIVE on TSN. In the U.S., the match may be viewed on NBC Sports Gold on-demand as part of an RWC subscription package. In round one, Italy defeated Canada 48-7, while New Zealand defeated South Africa 23-13. Canada Canada coach Kingsley Jones has made six changes to his starting line-up for the Pool B match against New Zealand. Djustice Sears-Duru, who won his 50th…

Chris Wyatt, Kobe, September 30th, 2019   For those of us from abroad, we may have heard many things about Japanese culture over the years.  But experiencing it up close and firsthand is quite different than movies, books or popular culture.  Immersed in the culture, with everything Japanese around you, one can quickly begin to reassess their thoughts. Yes, I’ll confess, I have now resorted to buying a few Hello Kitty themed items and other things myself (and I gave in quickly too!). But it is not just cuisine and Hello Kitty that take you by surprise.  I find myself constantly wondering what the yellow dividing lines are virtually…

Wales defeated Australia 29-25 in a Pool D match at Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo on September 29. Wales had a 23-8 lead at the break and survived the Wallabies second-half comeback. Australia will face Uruguay next on Saturday, 5 October, while Wales meets Fiji on Wednesday, 9 October. in both team’s opening matches, Wales defeated Georgia 43-14, while Australia beat Fiji 39-21. Match Recap Wales created turnover ball after the opening kick and 34 seconds into the match Dan Biggar slotted a drop goal for a 3-0 lead. A penalty by Australia then led to an unsuccessful penalty goal by Biggar.…

Georgia defeated Uruguay 33-7 in a  Pool D match at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City on September 29. Georgia had a 12-7 lead at the break. Next for both teams are Georgia facing Fiji on Thursday, while Uruguay plays Australia on Saturday. in both team’s opening matches, Wales defeated Georgia 43-14, while Uruguay beat Fiji 30-27. Match Recap Georgia faces Uruguay after having five days rest with Los Teros having a short turnaround with three. Uruguay shocked Fiji in their opening match with a victory, while Georgia wants to level their record in the quest for third place…

Scotland meets Samoa in a Pool A match at Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe City on September 30. Kickoff is at 19:15 local (06:15 ET). The match may be viewed in the U.S. on NBC Sports Gold on-demand as part of an RWC subscription package. Scotland lost to Ireland 27-3 in its first match, while Samoa beat Russia 34-9. Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend’s side faces an uphill battle as they meet Samoa. “We know if we don’t win all the next three games we won’t make the quarter-finals,” said the former Scotland and British & Irish Lions fly-half. Only two…

South Africa defeated Namibia 57-3 in a Pool B match at City of Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City on September 28. The Springboks had a 31-3 lead at the break. The Springboks will face Italy on Friday, while Namibia squares off against the All Blacks next Sunday. In their opening matches, South Africa lost to New Zealand 23-13, while Namibia also lost to Italy 47-22. Match Recap The Springboks attacked early with fullback Warrick Gelant finding a gap. The team went through 8 phases before losing the ball while crossing in-goal. This resulted in a 5-meter scrum. The Springboks…

Argentina defeated Tonga 28-12 on September 28 in a Pool C match at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City. Los Pumas held a 28-7 lead at the break. Argentina moves into second place in Pool C with 6 points, pending the result of France with 4 who face the USA on Wednesday. Argentina faces England next on 5 October, with Tonga meeting France the following day. Both Argentina and Tonga lost opening matches to France and to England, respectively. Match Recap Argentina kicked off with Matías Moroni claiming the kick. Soon after the ball was lost forward inside Tonga’s…

Japan has taken down another giant in consecutive Rugby World Cups as they defeated Ireland 19-12 in a Pool A match at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture on September 28. Ireland held a 12-9 lead at the break. With the win, Japan tops the Pool with Samoa facing Scotland on Monday to complete the second round in the Pool. Next for the teams, has Ireland facing Russia on 3 October, while Japan takes on Samoa on 5 October. In their opening matches, the Brave Blossoms defeated Russia 30-10, while Ireland beat Scotland 27-3. Match Recap Japan had a sustained attack…

Australia meets Wales in a match between Pool D leaders at Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo on September 29. Kickoff is at 16:45 local (3:45 ET). The match may be viewed in the U.S. on NBC Sports Gold on-demand as part of a Rugby World Cup subscription package. in both team’s opening matches, Wales defeated Georgia 43-14, while Australia beat Fiji 39-21. Australia Head Coach Michael Cheika has made four changes in his starters switching Australia’s half-backs to Will Genia and Bernard Foley, who will win his 107th cap, and  71st cap, respectively. Foley, who is nicknamed “the Iceman”, should bring stability to…

Georgia faces Uruguay in a  Pool D match at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City on September 29. Kickoff is at 14:15 local (1:15 ET). The match may be viewed in the U.S. on NBC Sports Gold on-demand as part of an RWC subscription package. in both team’s opening matches, Wales defeated Georgia 43-14, while Uruguay beat Fiji 30-27. Georgia Head Coach Milton Haig has made 12 changes in the starting lineup with only lock Konstantine Mikautadze, flyhalf Tedo Abzhandadze, and Giorgi Kveseladze being retained from their loss. Kveseladze switches from wing to outside center. Merab Sharikadze, who is…

South Africa will meet Namibia in a Pool B match at City of Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City on September 28. Kickoff is at 18:45 local  (5:45 ET). In the U.S., the match may be viewed on NBC Sports Gold on-demand as part of an RWC subscription package. In their opening matches, South Africa lost to New Zealand 23-13, while Namibia also lost to Italy 47-22. Italy tops the standings after two bonus-point wins with 10 points, the All Blacks have 4, and Argentina has 1. South Africa Head Coach Rassie Erasmus has made thirteen changes in their starters…

Japan meets Ireland in a Pool A match at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture on September 28. Kickoff is at 16:15 local (3:15 ET). In the U.S., the match may be viewed on NBC Sports Gold on-demand as part of an RWC subscription package. In their opening matches, the Brave Blossoms defeated Russia 30-10, while Ireland beat Scotland 27-3. Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has made five changes and two positional changes from their opening RWC match against Russia. Pieter Labuschagne will captain the side with flanker Michael Leitch moving to the reserves. Amanaki Mafi will make his first appearance…

Argentina will face Tonga on September 28 in a Pool C match at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City. Kickoff is at 13:45 (00:45 ET). In the U.S., the match may be viewed on NBC Sports Gold on-demand as part of an RWC subscription package. Both Argentina and Tonga lost opening matches to France and to England, respectively. Argentina Head Coach Mario Ledesma has made four changes to his starting line-up for the Pool C match against Tonga. Fly-half Benjamin Urdapilleta, wing Santiago Carreras, hooker Julian Montoya, and number eight Tomas Lezana come into the team, with Nicolas Sanchez,…

Italy defeated Canada 48-7 after leading 17-0 at the break at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City on 26 September. It was Canada’s opening match for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. In other Pool B matches, Italy defeated Namibia 47-22 on 22 September, while New Zealand won 23-13 against South Africa. Italy tops the Pool B standings and will need to beat South Africa if they want to advance to the Cup Quarterfinals. In a worst-case scenario for them, they lose to both New Zealand and South Africa and finish third in Pool play and qualify for the 2023…

1 4 5 6 7 8 13