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2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus ahead of a game against Ireland in Dublin in November 2022
MORE SPORTS / Rugby
Nov 6, 2023
Erasmus to coach South Africa at start of new World Cup cycle
After lifting the World Cup as coach four years ago, Erasmus took the reins as South Africa’s director of rugby.
Fans of Japan's Brave Blossoms ahead of the team's Rugby World Cup opener against Chile on Sept. 10 in Toulouse, France
MORE SPORTS / Rugby
Sep 22, 2023
World Cup travel chaos leaves Japanese fans longing for 2019
Cancellations of transport services have forced fans to find alternative ways to the host cities and grounds.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 28, 2021
Rugby's missed opportunity in Tokyo: From a packed house in 2019 to empty stands in 2021
Almost two years and a pandemic later, Tokyo Stadium sat empty for the finals of the OIympic rugby sevens match between New Zealand and defending champions Fiji.
Japan Times
CULTURE
Jul 26, 2021
Biracial representation, game soundtracks and shiny pecs: bright moments at a somber Olympic opening
The program lacked the over-the-top glitz originally planned, but still served some memorable scenes, with pantomime performers and Naomi Osaka stealing the show.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 25, 2021
Japan's rugby sevens teams hoping to build on momentum from Rio and 2019 World Cup
Returning Olympians who know the agony of just losing out on a medal and youthful exuberance will spearhead Japan's challenge in the rugby sevens Olympic tournament.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 23, 2021
At long last, the Tokyo Olympics have begun
After a tumultuous year, an unprecedented Olympics got underway in Tokyo in the age of the new normal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 19, 2021
Final Top League set to kick off as rugby clubs eye new era
Beginning next year, the top 25 teams in the nation — 16 from the Top League and nine Top Challenge League sides — will play in a new three-tier competition.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 5, 2020
Can Japan make the most of its Rugby World Cup legacy?
One year after the global tournament kicked off, the impact of COVID-19 is hampering efforts to build on the hugely successful event.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 25, 2020
Japan praised for hosting successful Rugby World Cup
An economic impact report on the 2019 Rugby World Cup confirms the 44-day event was the success organizers were hoping it would become when Japan was named host.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 22, 2020
JRFU hopes to be key to more unified rugby world
Chairman Kensuke Iwabuchi hopes Japan can help steer rugby toward a global calendar and develop the sport in Asia.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 17, 2020
Agustin Pichot looking to change sport's mindset through run for World Rugby chairman
The former Argentina captain believes that strong emerging nations such as Japan deserve to participate in high-level international competitions.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Mar 28, 2020
Odd decisions, big questions amidst crises in Japanese rugby
With rugby seemingly done for the season, it is time to look back on a crazy few months that have seen Japanese rugby go from the highs of the 2019 Rugby World Cup to a state of confusion in which even a former Brave Blossoms captain is questioning what is going on.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 10, 2020
2019 RWC organizers allocate funds for development of rugby, new museum
The 2019 Rugby World Cup generated a surplus of ¥6.8 billion ($65 million), the organizers' board of directors reported Tuesday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 7, 2020
2019 Rugby World Cup organizers estimate profit of ¥6 billion: source
The organizers of Rugby World Cup 2019, which was held in Japan last autumn, are forecasting a profit of at least ¥6 billion ($57 million), a source said Friday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 29, 2020
Brave Blossoms head coach Jamie Joseph calls for structural reform
Japan coach Jamie Joseph put the cat among the pigeons Wednesday when he said the Brave Blossoms could not hope to remain a top eight nation if the current domestic structures remain in place.
Rugby
Jan 10, 2020
Brave Blossoms to host Wales in June test
The Brave Blossoms, who reached the quarterfinals of last year's Rugby World Cup in Japan, will play host to Wales on June 27, both nation's rugby unions announced Friday.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Dec 27, 2019
Matching magic moments to karaoke classics in a historic year for Japan rugby
With the bōnenkai (year-end party) season in full swing, it is time to look back at a special year of rugby in Japan while also trying to predict what the future holds.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Dec 21, 2019
Japanese media pundits deliver their verdicts on 2019's hit products
While consumers may take ownership of certain products for granted, there's something reaffirming about acquiring a product that's been designated a hit, and my experiences over the years tell me Japanese aren't especially different from other nationalities in this regard.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Dec 14, 2019
Honesty is the best policy
'Sir, can I help you? Are you not going into the stadium?'
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 13, 2019
Part of Rugby World Cup windfall to be spent on legacy projects
Ticket revenue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup totaled some ¥37.3 billion ($343 million), outstripping estimates by around ¥2.3 billion, the local organizers said Thursday.

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