/ May 17, 2017

All Blacks to tour Japan in November 2018

Japan will play the two-time defending Rugby World Cup champions All Blacks in a November test match next year, the two unions announced jointly on Wednesday. The announcement was made with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in attendance. English had said he is ...

/ May 16, 2017

Former Japan captain Leitch set to return

Michael Leitch is heading back to Japan after announcing Tuesday that this season will be his last Super Rugby campaign with the Chiefs. Leitch, who captained Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has been a full-time member of the Hamilton, New Zealand, franchise ...

/ May 3, 2017

Tatekawa returns to lead Japan against Hong Kong

Harumichi Tatekawa has recovered from injury and will lead Japan against Hong Kong in Round 3 of the Asia Rugby Championship, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Wednesday. With a number of national team players having made the trip to Argentina to bolster the ...