• Kyodo


Japan’s players and staff are in for a nice payday if the Brave Blossoms advance to the quarterfinals at the Rugby World Cup, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday.

Four years ago, Japan narrowly missed advancing to the quarterfinals. If the Brave Blossoms manage that feat this autumn, each registered player and staff member will be in line for a ¥1 million ($9,400) bonus.

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