Men's rugby union

October 12, 2019 - 9:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Rugby World Cup organizers confirm Japan-Scotland game will go ahead as scheduled in Yokohama in wake of typhoon.
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October 12, 2019 - 5:21 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Rugby World Cup organizers cancel Canada-Namibia group-stage match in wake of Typhoon Hagibis.
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Japan team's Michael Leitch works out, ahead of their Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Scotland as Typhoon Hagibis approaches Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 in Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 9:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — Emergency crews were on high alert. Flights and trains were cancelled. Rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly heeded the same safety warnings as everyone else as Japan braced to be hit by a typhoon tipped to be its worst in six decades. Tokyo Disneyland was shut. Shops were closed,...
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Georgia's Beka Gigashvili reacts as a scrum collapses to the ground during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka, Japan, Friday, Oct.11, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 11, 2019 - 10:11 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Rugby players don't scare easily. Not even when there's a super typhoon heading for them. Some of sport's toughest guys are waiting for the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis, which is bearing down on Japan and its ongoing Rugby World Cup and set to arrive during a weekend of crucial...
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A satellite photo of typhoon Hagibis is seen during a press briefing on update relating to the anticipated impact of Typhoon Hagibis on the final round Rugby World Cup 2019 pool matches this weekend Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 10, 2019 - 9:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Well before a potentially devastating typhoon was expected to hit Japan, it ruined Italy's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal ambitions and the hopes of one of the sport's longest-serving veterans. It was still bright and sunny in Tokyo on Thursday when tournament organizers took the...
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Samoan players react following their Rugby World Cup Pool A game at City of Toyota Stadium against Japan in Tokyo City, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Japan defeated Samoa 38-19.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
October 10, 2019 - 2:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 21 at the typhoon-affected Rugby World Cup (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Samoa has made two changes for its final Rugby World Cup Pool A game against Ireland in Fukuoka on Saturday. The changes from the lineup which lost 38-19 to Japan last Saturday are in the forwards...
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October 09, 2019 - 11:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Rugby World Cup organizers cancel 2 games ahead of typhoon expected to hit Japan on weekend.
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New Zealand's George Bridge, left, taps the ball against South Africa's Eben Etzebeth during the Rugby World Cup Pool B game at International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 03, 2019 - 3:34 am
SHIZUOKA, Japan (AP) — The Springboks have maintained their focus on a crucial Rugby World Cup game against Italy, captain Siya Kolisi said Thursday, amid an internal investigation into allegations that teammate Eben Etzebeth physically and racially abused someone in a late-night incident in South...
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The All Blacks perform a haka ahead of the Rugby World Cup Pool B game at International Stadium between New Zealand and South Africa in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)
October 01, 2019 - 3:59 am
OITA, Japan (AP) — If the All Blacks' pre-match haka against South Africa to open their Rugby World Cup defense appeared to have extra bite, it was deliberate. With New Zealand set to play its second pool match in the tournament on Wednesday against Canada in Oita, the All Blacks say they've been...
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The United States players bow to the crowd following the Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium against England in Kobe, Japan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. England won 45-7. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 01, 2019 - 1:14 am
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Facing France at the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday has extra importance for veteran United States prop Eric Fry. The 32-year-old from California has been playing his club rugby in the second-tier Pro D2 league in France with Brittany-based team Vannes since 2016. "It's a very...
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