Elliott Samuels

For Elliott Samuels's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Rugby 101: A primer on the rules

Rugby Sep 19, 2019

Rugby 101: A primer on the rules

Rugby in the modern age is a high-paced game of skill and attrition in which 15 players on opposing sides spend 80 minutes hammering away at each other’s goal line. Watching a game, however, how can you spot the difference between a ruck and ...

Why rugby is the greatest game in the world

Rugby Sep 19, 2019

Why rugby is the greatest game in the world

As we approach the start of what some claim is the third-largest sporting event in the world behind the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics, it's time to lay down some very clear markers as to why the tournament sits head and shoulders above ...