Japan to play Russia, Spain in November


Japan will play away to Russia and Spain in November following its test match against Scotland, the Japan Rugby Football Union said on Monday.

The Brave Blossoms are scheduled to meet Scotland on Nov. 9 in Edinburgh as Eddie Jones’ side kicks off its European tour.

Japan, ranked 14th in the world as of Aug. 5, will play 19th-ranked Russia on either Nov. 15 or 16 at a venue yet to be determined and will face No. 20 Spain at Madrid on Nov. 23.