Japan names squad for European rugby tour

Rugby May 24, 2021

Japan names squad for European rugby tour

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph on Monday named captain Michael Leitch, fullback/wing Kotaro Matsushima and No. 8 Kazuki Himeno among 36 players for a two-match European tour in June and July. Having not played a game since their heroics at the 2019 Rugby World Cup ...

Lions ready to welcome 16,500 fans for test against Japan

Rugby May 19, 2021

Lions ready to welcome 16,500 fans for test against Japan

A crowd of up to 16,500 will be permitted to watch the British and Irish Lions' warmup match against Japan at Murrayfield on June 26, it was announced Wednesday. The curtain-raiser to the combined side's tour of South Africa will see social distancing measures designed ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 22, 2016

Jones touts Hartley as Lions skipper

Dylan Hartley has all the right qualities to lead the British and Irish Lions for the tour of New Zealand next year, the England captain's head coach Eddie Jones has said. The 30-year-old hooker, who has picked up 74 caps for his country, led England ...