Japan reflects on uneven performance

/ Apr 24, 2017

Japan reflects on uneven performance

Japan coach Jamie Joseph was not a happy man following his team’s 47-29 victory over South Korea this past weekend at Incheon Namdong Asiad Rugby Field. The former New Zealand and Japan international said his team, which contained 11 new caps, had been “out-passioned” ...

/ Apr 19, 2017

Japan names match-day squad for ARC opener

Japan coach Jamie Joseph named his first match-day squad of 2017 Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s Asia Rugby Championship opener with South Korea in Incheon. Scrumhalf Yutaka Nagare leads the 23-man squad, which contains 11 uncapped players as the Brave Blossoms look to continue their ...

/ Mar 15, 2017

Brave Blossoms to host Australia in Yokohama

The Japan Rugby Football Union confirmed Wednesday that the Brave Blossoms’ test against Australia on Nov. 4 will take place at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium. “It’s great that the very first test match for Nissan Stadium is against the Wallabies, who were the runners-up at ...

/ Jan 16, 2017

Brave Blossoms add France test to schedule

The Brave Blossoms will take on France in November, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Monday. The test, slated for Nov. 25 at a venue yet to be specified, gives Jamie Joseph’s squad yet another challenge in what promises to be an exciting year ...

Japan to host Australia for first time

/ Dec 15, 2016

Japan to host Australia for first time

Japan will host Australia on Nov. 4, 2017, in a landmark test match, the Japan Rugby Football Union and Australian Rugby Union jointly announced Thursday. The game, at a venue yet to be determined, will mark the first time the Wallabies and Brave Blossoms ...