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Rugby World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru has no regrets about retirement

Rugby Jun 14, 2021

Rugby World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru has no regrets about retirement

Former international fullback Ayumu Goromaru, one of the stars of Japan's 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign, said Monday he had "no regrets" and "felt refreshed" following his retirement from the sport. Speaking at his retirement press conference, the 35-year-old indicated he will stay involved with ...

Japan names squad for European rugby tour

Rugby May 24, 2021

Japan names squad for European rugby tour

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph on Monday named captain Michael Leitch, fullback/wing Kotaro Matsushima and No. 8 Kazuki Himeno among 36 players for a two-match European tour in June and July. Having not played a game since their heroics at the 2019 Rugby World Cup ...

Lions ready to welcome 16,500 fans for test against Japan

Rugby May 19, 2021

Lions ready to welcome 16,500 fans for test against Japan

A crowd of up to 16,500 will be permitted to watch the British and Irish Lions' warmup match against Japan at Murrayfield on June 26, it was announced Wednesday. The curtain-raiser to the combined side's tour of South Africa will see social distancing measures designed ...