Romania, Spain lose appeals, won't compete in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Jun 7, 2018

Romania, Spain lose appeals, won't compete in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Romania and Spain will not participate in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after an independent committee on Wednesday upheld their disqualification from the tournament for fielding ineligible players. The two countries appealed the penalties after an independent investigation on May 15 found that ...

Rugby World Cup countdown at 500

Rugby May 8, 2018

Rugby World Cup countdown at 500

Tuesday marked the 500-day mark before the opening of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, as scandals continue to plague the preparations for the tournament. Twenty teams will compete across 12 venues in Japan when the competition kicks off on Sept. 20, 2019. However, the identity ...

Rugby World Cup schedule unveiled in Tokyo

More Sports / Rugby Nov 2, 2017

Rugby World Cup schedule unveiled in Tokyo

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan will play the winner of the European qualifying competition in the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium on Sept. 20, as organizers announced the full tournament schedule on Thursday. [video_embed number="1"] The Brave Blossoms, who will be bidding to ...

'Mr. Rugby' Hirao passes away at age 53

More Sports / Rugby Oct 20, 2016

'Mr. Rugby' Hirao passes away at age 53

Former Japan national team captain and manager Seiji Hirao, one of the most popular players of his time, passed away on Thursday at the age of 53, sources at Top League side Kobe Kobelco Steelers said. According to the Kobe Shimbun, Hirao had been recently ...