Ohata targets Campo’s record

Japan thrashed fierce rivals South Korea 50-14 on Sunday to reach the final Asian qualifying round for next year’s rugby World Cup.

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Mapusua goes Irish

Highlanders midfield back Seilala Mapusua has turned his back on a possible All Black jersey to join the London Irish club in Britain.

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McKenzie slams Western Farce

Waratahs coach Ewen McKenzie has delivered some well-directed barbs at the Western Force, accusing them of hypocrisy over the Matt Giteau signing.

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Force to face tribunal

Western Force officials could be in hot water following complaints they breached contract protocol last week in luring Waratahs second-rower Al Kanaar to Perth for talks.

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Halstead stars in Irish derby

Trevor Halstead’s Munster will play Biarritz in the European Cup final in Cardiff next month after thrashing Leinster 30-6 at Lansdowne Road.

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Giteau strikes it rich

Matt Giteau became the highest-paid Australian footballer of any code when he signed a three-year deal worth R22.5 million with the Western Force.

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Wilko out of Oz tour

Jonny Wilkinson will not tour Australia with England in June, according to Newcastle boss Rob Andrew.

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Boland give Wildebeest a fright

The Wildebeest cemented their place at the top of the Vodacom Cup log, but had to rely on a last minute penalty for an 11-9 victory over the Boland Cavaliers in Wellington on Saturday.

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SA teams “target” McCaw

Crusaders captain Richie McCaw will probably not play against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday, because of the way South African sides treat the flanker.

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