Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Host cities, Prefectures and stadiums
Schedule
Ex-Sakura Sevens coach Keiko Asami joins World Rugby Council

May 18, 2018

Ex-Sakura Sevens coach Keiko Asami joins World Rugby Council

Former Japan women's head coach Keiko Asami was named a new member of World Rugby's highest decision-making body on Thursday. Asami, 41, who led the Sakura Sevens to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, was welcomed to the World Rugby Council alongside 12 other union ...

Japan to open Rugby World Cup against Russia after Romania thrown out

May 16, 2018

Japan to open Rugby World Cup against Russia after Romania thrown out

Japan will play Russia in the opening game of Rugby World Cup 2019 after Romania was essentially thrown out of the tournament for fielding an ineligible player during the qualifying process, World Rugby announced Wednesday. Romania, Spain and Belgium were all deducted points from the ...

Sunwolves rout Reds for first win of season

May 12, 2018

Sunwolves rout Reds for first win of season

by Andrew McKirdy

The Sunwolves picked up their first win of the Super Rugby season in barnstorming style with a 63-28 demolition of the Reds on Saturday. Fly-half Hayden Parker was perfect from seven penalty and five conversion attempts as the Sunwolves dominated their Australian opponents in their ...

Sunwolves still searching for winning formula

May 11, 2018

Sunwolves still searching for winning formula

Jamie Joseph made five changes to the Sunwolves starting XV Thursday as Japan's Super Rugby franchise looks to bid farewell to its Tokyo faithful with a win over the Reds on Saturday. The Sunwolves (0-9) head into the Round 13 game against the Queensland-based side ...

Rugby World Cup countdown at 500

May 8, 2018

Rugby World Cup countdown at 500

Tuesday marked the 500-day mark before the opening of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, as scandals continue to plague the preparations for the tournament. Twenty teams will compete across 12 venues in Japan when the competition kicks off on Sept. 20, 2019. However, the identity ...

Italy captain Sergio Parisse to skip Japan trip

May 3, 2018

Italy captain Sergio Parisse to skip Japan trip

Italy rugby captain Sergio Parisse has been rested for next month's tour of Japan, coach Conor O'Shea confirmed on Wednesday. Irishman O'Shea named a 31-man squad with Treviso prop Cherif Traore getting a first call-up and center Michele Campagnaro and Luca Morisi returning. Parisse, 34, earned ...

Sunwolves make two changes ahead match against Hurricanes

Apr 25, 2018

Sunwolves make two changes ahead match against Hurricanes

Head coach Jamie Joseph made just two changes to his starting XV Wednesday as the Sunwolves go from facing the 2017 Super Rugby champions to taking on the 2016 winners. Shota Horie and Takuma Asahara come in at hooker and tighthead prop, respectively, for Friday ...