FEATURE: Japanese rugby legend welcomes revived fervor for the sport

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Japanese rugby legend welcomes revived fervor for the sport 

OSAKA, Dec. 6 — During Japan's outstanding performance at this year's Rugby World Cup, Yoshiharu Yamaguchi, a former international during the 1960s and 1970s, detected a welcome revival of fervor among both Japanese players and fans.

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Australian rugby fans angry at 'unfair' World Cup final start time

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian rugby fans angry at 'unfair' World Cup final start time 

CANBERRA, Oct. 29 — Australian rugby fans have expressed their disappointment at a decision by Rugby World Cup organizers to schedule the start of the final at unsociable times for southern hemisphere viewers.

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Diplomats mark start of Rugby World Cup at UN headquarters

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Diplomats mark start of Rugby World Cup at UN headquarters 

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 — Diplomats from around 10 countries gathered at the UN headquarters Friday to watch the opening game of the Rugby World Cup, a match between England and Fiji played in Twickenham, London.

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