More Sports / Rugby Nov 10, 2015

Lapasset lauds rugby's 'global vision'

Bernard Lapasset, the chairman of World Rugby, said Monday that he supports the inclusion of Japan in the Southern Hemisphere's Rugby Championship alongside New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina. In Tokyo for planning ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which will be hosted ...

National Aug 30, 2015

Abe moves to ease World Rugby's fears over 2019 World Cup in Japan

With World Rugby starting to publicly question Japan's ability to host the Rugby World Cup in 2019, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a letter to the sport's governing body expressing the government's continued support for the tournament. "We received word from World Rugby that ...