Warner Dearns rugby player
Warner Dearns rugby player

Warner Dearns

11th Apr 2002 2.02m/124kg No 4 Lock

Riley starts at centre - Japan name team to play Samoa

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his match-day 23 for his team's Pool D match against Samoa on Thursday, 28 September. Dylan Riley starts at outside-centre in place of Tomoki Osada and Lomano...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: England v Japan

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Veteran Michael Leitch will become Japan’s most capped Rugby World Cup player when he runs onto the pitch at Stade de Nice for his 15th tournament match on Sunday.   He is one of 13 survivors...

Michael Leitch sets Brave Blossoms record

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named his match-day squad to face England in Pool D at Stade de Nice on Sunday, 17 September, with back-row Michael Leitch on course to make his 15th Rugby World Cup appearance. 1...

Japan score six tries to beat Chile in Toulouse

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Second-row Amato Fakatava scored two tries as Japan defeated Chile 42-12 with a bonus-point performance at the Stadium de Toulouse in Pool D on Sunday.Fly-half Rodrigo Fernandez scored Chile's first ever...

Japan v Chile: Match Preview

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chile, the lowest-ranked side to qualify the 2023 tournament, make their Rugby World Cup debut against a Japan side that sit eight places above them in World Rugby's rankings. The South Americans have...

Japan name team to play Chile

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named his match-day 23 to face Chile in Toulouse on Sunday. 1 Keita Inagaki 2 Atsushi Sakate 3 Jiwon Gu 4 Jack Cornelsen 5 Amato Fakatava 6 Michael...

Brave Blossoms make Lappies addition to Rugby World Cup squad

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japan Rugby Football Union announced Friday that forwards Warner Dearns, Uwe Helu, Pieter "Lappies" Labuschagne and Amanaki Saumaki had been added to the Japan squad for this year's Rugby World Cup...

Japan Rugby League One Best XV and award winners

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Following the end of this season's Japan Rugby League One, the league has announced the Best XV and all award winners for 2023.   Japan Rugby League One has a new champion after Kubota Spears...

Jamie Joseph names Japan squad for England and France tests

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has announced the 40-member Squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series.     The squad left Japan on Wednesday and will face the likes of England and France...

Jamie Joseph names Japan team to face the All Blacks

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has announced the Brave Blossoms team to take on the All Blacks this Saturday, October 14 at Japan’s National Stadium in Tokyo.      The match will...