Kotaro Matsushima to join French side Clermont

Rugby Jan 29, 2020

Kotaro Matsushima to join French side Clermont

Rugby World Cup star Kotaro Matsushima will join French side ASM Clermont Auvergne from July, the winger's Japan Top League club Suntory Sungoliath confirmed Tuesday. The 26-year-old will link with the club in the Top 14, the premier tier of French rugby, following the Top ...

Brave Blossoms star Kenki Fukuoka sets sights on Tokyo Olympics

Rugby Jan 19, 2020

Brave Blossoms star Kenki Fukuoka sets sights on Tokyo Olympics

Rugby World Cup star Kenki Fukuoka said Saturday he was relieved to score a try in his final 15s match of the season as he shifts his focus toward this summer's Tokyo Olympics. "I'm happy and relieved," Fukuoka said after his Panasonic Wild Knights defeated ...

Rugby Jan 10, 2020

Brave Blossoms to host Wales in June test

The Brave Blossoms, who reached the quarterfinals of last year's Rugby World Cup in Japan, will play host to Wales on June 27, both nation's rugby unions announced Friday. Wales is eager to continue its engagement with Japan after reaching the semifinals last year and ...

Brave Blossoms to take part in parade on Dec. 11 in Tokyo

Rugby Nov 21, 2019

Brave Blossoms to take part in parade on Dec. 11 in Tokyo

The Japan Rugby Football Union said Thursday the Brave Blossoms will take part in a parade in Tokyo on Dec. 11 to express their appreciation to their fans following their successful Rugby World Cup campaign. The JRFU said it is coordinating with the 31 players ...