More Sports / Rugby Apr 19, 2017

Japan names match-day squad for ARC opener

Japan coach Jamie Joseph named his first match-day squad of 2017 Wednesday ahead of Saturday's Asia Rugby Championship opener with South Korea in Incheon. Scrumhalf Yutaka Nagare leads the 23-man squad, which contains 11 uncapped players as the Brave Blossoms look to continue their impressive ...

More Sports / Rugby May 7, 2016

Japan pounds Hong Kong in ARC match

An inexperienced Japan side recorded another dominant win in the Asia Rugby Championship with a 38-3 victory over Hong Kong on Saturday. Interim coach Ryuji Nakatake's young side crossed the whitewash six times following an 85-0 thrashing of South Korea on home soil a week ...

Brave Blossoms outplay S. Korea

More Sports / Rugby Apr 18, 2015

Brave Blossoms outplay S. Korea

Japan began the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship just as it left off the old Asian 5 Nations with a bonus-point win Saturday. But it was hardly a performance that will have worried South Africa, Scotland, Samoa and even the United States, its opponents at ...