10:34 PM Coach Eddie Jones on Monday named former Australian rugby league star utility back Craig Wing among a 31-strong Japan World Cup squad packed with imported talent for the tournament beginning next month.
The Waratahs have announced the signing of Japanese centre Kotaro Matsushima for the new Super Rugby Season.
Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru scored six penalties to give his team a far from convincing 18-13 victory over Romania in the first test of their European tour on Friday.
Justin Chadwick Australia's hopes of having Nick Cummins available for next year's World Cup appear slim, with the 27-year-old's Japanese club continuing to play hard ball over a possible loan deal.
Alastair Himmer Tokyo: Japan's forward line put in a dynamic performance as rugby's Asian champions extended their record winning streak to 10 games with a nailbiting 26-23 victory over Italy on Saturday.
Japan remained unbeaten in the Pacific Nations Cup with a 37-29 victory over the United States on Saturday.
EDINBURGH: Scotland have survived two second-half scares to get their November test campaign off to a winning start against a plucky Japanese side at Murrayfield with a 42-17 victory.
Japan head coach Eddie Jones will miss the upcoming game against the All Blacks following a stroke which has left him with mobility difficulties, the Japan Rugby Football Union said on Friday.
Japan made history on Saturday by beating Six Nations champions Wales 23-8 for their first ever victory over a major rugby nation in nearly 80 years of international competition.
A second-string Wales team twice came from behind to beat Asian champions Japan 22-18 in the opener of their two-Test series on Saturday.
Rupert Guinness And FORMER Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has defended the decision to employ John Pryor as a strength and conditioning coach on the national team, despite his conviction for importing steroids.