Tag - jamie-joseph

 
 

JAMIE JOSEPH

Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 29, 2019
Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph hails contributions of team's foreign-born players
Japan national rugby team head coach Jamie Joseph countered observations Thursday that his squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup contains several players born overseas by asking the question "what is a foreign player?"
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 23, 2019
Michael Leitch aspires to lead Brave Blossoms on historic run at Rugby World Cup
Japan captain Michael Leitch said he aims to lead the Brave Blossoms on a historic run at the upcoming Rugby World Cup to send a message that the team belongs among the sport's elite.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 19, 2019
Rugby World Cup in Japan set to kick off in one month
Tuesday in Japan marks one month to go until the country becomes the first Asian nation to host the Rugby World Cup, the sport's quadrennial showpiece that to date has been dominated by the Southern Hemisphere powerhouses.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 16, 2019
Confident Brave Blossoms set ambitious RWC target
Winning the Pacific Nations Cup has given Japan every confidence that it is on the right track to achieve its goal of reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Aug 9, 2019
Risk of injury real concern before final squads named
With less than three weeks to go before the 2019 Rugby World Cup coaches name their final squads, and 41 days before the tournament kicks off in Tokyo, it is a nervous time for players.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 1, 2019
Brave Blossoms' Michael Leitch named to starting lineup for first time since December
Japan coach Jamie Joseph opted against making wholesale changes Thursday as he named his side to play Tonga in the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 28, 2019
Japan showing off new tricks ahead of World Cup
The tone for Japan's win over Fiji on Saturday was set as early as the third minute when match captain Pieter "Lappies" Labuschagne overruled the wishes of Yu Tamura and told his flyhalf to take the points on offer rather than kick for the corner.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 25, 2019
Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph announces squad for Pacific Nations Cup opener
Japan coach Jamie Joseph named his team Thursday for the Brave Blossoms' first test of the year and the first of just four games before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in September.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 29, 2019
Brave Blossoms boss Jamie Joseph explains Sunwolves player policy
Japan coach Jamie Joseph hit back at criticism over his handling of the Sunwolves saying that from a national team's point of view things went well, though not necessarily the way they were initially intended to go.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 24, 2019
Japan ramps up Rugby World Cup prep
The Brave Blossoms began the second stage of their pre-Rugby World Cup camp on Monday in Miyazaki with head coach Jamie Joseph saying Japan is at the stage where it's respected, but perhaps not feared.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 27, 2019
Jamie Joseph still has many questions after Wolf Pack's victory over Western Force
With just under 150 days to go until Japan kicks off the 2019 Rugby World Cup against Russia in Tokyo, Jamie Joseph's side is slowly starting to gather momentum.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 8, 2019
Proposed new league presents issues for Japan
A World Rugby news release late Wednesday night from Dublin may have appeased some parties concerned by plans for a new worldwide league, but many questions remain as to how Japan will be affected.
Japan Times
Rugby / Coach's Eye
Dec 14, 2018
Brave Blossoms must beat higher-ranked nations to gain respect
Playing against my England team at Twickenham last month was incredible for Japan.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Nov 29, 2018
Japan making the top eight at 2019 Rugby World Cup will be no easy task
Japan coach Jamie Joseph said earlier this week that his team's "Rugby World Cup final would be making the top eight."
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 27, 2018
Jamie Joseph sees signs of improvement for national team
With the Rugby World Cup set for next year, head coach Jamie Joseph believes there is still a lot of room for the Japan national team to improve. To reach that target, he insisted that the Brave Blossoms need to keep playing Tier 1 countries in order to meet their goal at the 2019 global tournament.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 23, 2018
Brave Blossoms aim to snap three-game losing streak
Japan will be looking to end a three-game losing streak Saturday when they take on Russia at Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium in a dress rehearsal of the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 18, 2018
Upset-minded Japan falls as England's reserves rise to occasion
The history books will show England beat Japan 35-15 on Saturday in front of 81,000 fans at Twickenham Stadium, but for 55 minutes Michael Leitch and the Brave Blossoms had many thinking a sequel to the "Miracle of Brighton" was in the cards.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 3, 2018
All Blacks whip Brave Blossoms
Japan scored five tries against the world champion All Blacks but still suffered a 69-31 defeat on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 1, 2018
Steve Hansen names second-string squad to face Brave Blossoms
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen on Thursday told his new-look All Blacks to "trust your instincts" after naming his team for Saturday's test against Japan.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 26, 2018
Japan's spirited rally falls short against World XV
Japan staged a late comeback but came just short against the World XV on Friday night, losing 31-28 in a thrilling curtain raiser at the refurbished Hanazono Rugby Stadium.

Longform

Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan