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 ...

Johnny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana show kids how it is done

Rugby Oct 29, 2019

Johnny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana show kids how it is done

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The 2019 Rugby World Cup has been electrified by inspirational performances of the Japan national team, which made the knockout stage for the first time at the quadrennial tournament. And the sport's global and domestic governing bodies hope that it will help encourage more children ...

Rugby Aug 23, 2019

JRFU to dispense big bonuses for top-eight finish and above at RWC

Japan's players and staff are in for a nice payday if the Brave Blossoms advance to the quarterfinals at the Rugby World Cup, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday. Four years ago, Japan narrowly missed advancing to the quarterfinals. If the Brave Blossoms manage ...