Japan

Japan

Japan

All Blacks and Toshiba Brave Lupus fly-half Richie Mo'unga and Springboks and Panasonic Wild Knights Damian de Allende.
Lawrence Nolan

All Blacks fly-half stars as Toshiba closes the gap despite Springbok’s rampant showing

All Blacks fly-half Richie Mo'unga and Damian de Allende were on top form for their Japanese Rugby League One sides in round seven.
Italy players react at the end of the Six Nations rugby union international between France and Italy at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024.
Jared Wright

World rankings: Italy hit 11-year high despite Six Nations heartbreak

Italy were on the cusp of reaching an all-time high in the World Rugby rankings.