Japan Mint unveils coins commemorating Rugby World Cup

Rugby Mar 5, 2019

Japan Mint unveils coins commemorating Rugby World Cup

The Japan Mint unveiled a pair of commemorative coins Tuesday to mark the country's hosting of the 2019 Rugby World Cup from September. Former Japan international winger Daisuke Ohata was on hand for the launch of the gold ¥10,000 ($89) and silver ¥1,000 coins ...

Soccer Jan 22, 2019

FC Tokyo to play pair of league cup games at rugby venue

With its home stadium being prepared for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, FC Tokyo will play two league cup home games this year at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, a source said Monday. Due to renovations at Ajinomoto Stadium for the Rugby World Cup, the ...

Rugby Jan 19, 2019

General ticket sales begin for Rugby World Cup

The sale of Rugby World Cup tickets on a first-come, first-served basis began Saturday, with organizers urging fans to get in quick so as not to miss out. Sales of tickets for all 48 matches began online at 10 a.m. Japan Standard Time and will ...

Rugby World Cup organizers prepared for natural disasters

Rugby Jan 16, 2019

Rugby World Cup organizers prepared for natural disasters

With the final countdown to this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan well under way, organizers are focusing their efforts on contingency planning in the notoriously earthquake and typhoon-prone country, tournament director Alan Gilpin told AFP. On the pitch, Gilpin predicted the 2019 edition of ...

Rugby Jan 15, 2019

Rugby World Cup organizers recruit more than 13,000 volunteers

The 2019 Rugby World Cup organizing committee announced Tuesday that it has recruited approximately 13,000 volunteers for the Sept. 20-Nov. 2 tournament, 3,000 more than originally planned. The local organizing committee said it "wants to involve as many people as possible" after receiving more than ...

Japan hooker Shota Horie focused on rehab following foot surgery

Rugby Jan 10, 2019

Japan hooker Shota Horie focused on rehab following foot surgery

Japan hooker Shota Horie said Thursday he underwent surgery on his right foot in November to treat a stress fracture. Horie, who plays for the Top League's Panasonic Wild Knights, is expected to return to the field by this autumn's Rugby World Cup, having been ...

Rugby Jan 1, 2019

More than 1 million tickets sold for Rugby World Cup

Over half of the total tickets for this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan have been sold, a source said Monday. Over 1 million of a total 1.8 million tickets available for the 48 games over 12 venues have been sold. The local organizing committee ...