More Sports / Rugby May 3, 2017

Tatekawa returns to lead Japan against Hong Kong

Harumichi Tatekawa has recovered from injury and will lead Japan against Hong Kong in Round 3 of the Asia Rugby Championship, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Wednesday. With a number of national team players having made the trip to Argentina to bolster the injury-depleted ...

Japan reflects on uneven performance

More Sports / Rugby Apr 24, 2017

Japan reflects on uneven performance

Japan coach Jamie Joseph was not a happy man following his team's 47-29 victory over South Korea this past weekend at Incheon Namdong Asiad Rugby Field. The former New Zealand and Japan international said his team, which contained 11 new caps, had been "out-passioned" by ...

Japan men, women wrap up Asian rugby titles

More Sports / Rugby May 28, 2016

Japan men, women wrap up Asian rugby titles

Japan once again proved it rules the roost of Asian rugby as the men and women's teams both beat Hong Kong on Saturday to claim their respective Asia Rugby Championships. The Brave Blossoms ran in eight tries in a 59-17 victory, while the Sakura 15 ...

More Sports / Rugby May 5, 2016

Japan makes four changes for Hong Kong match

Japan interim coach Ryuji Nakatake named his side Thursday for Saturday's Asia Rugby Championship game against Hong Kong. The 15 that will take the field at the Hong Kong Football Club shows four changes from the side that started last week's big win over South ...