Up to 17,000 may attend national university rugby final next week

Rugby Jan 8, 2021

Up to 17,000 may attend national university rugby final next week

The Japan Rugby Football Union plans to hold the final of the national university championship as scheduled next week in Tokyo with up to around 17,000 spectators, a source with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. The Japanese capital and three neighboring prefectures are subject ...

Launch of Japan's new rugby league may be delayed

Rugby May 12, 2020

Launch of Japan's new rugby league may be delayed

The launch of a new domestic rugby competition in Japan, originally scheduled for the fall of next year, may be delayed due to the one-year postponement of the Summer Olympics, a Japan Rugby Football Union executive said Monday. Speaking to reporters online, Mayumi Taniguchi, a ...

All-Japan Championship canceled for first time over coronavirus

Rugby Apr 3, 2020

All-Japan Championship canceled for first time over coronavirus

The Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday the cancellation of this year's All-Japan Championship in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The season-ending championship, usually involving the top four sides from the Top League competition, was scheduled to take place over two weekends beginning on ...