Rugby union board member fires back at Tokyo Olympic chief

Rugby Feb 5, 2021

Rugby union board member fires back at Tokyo Olympic chief

Mayumi Taniguchi, one of the Japan Rugby Football Union's five female board members, called Tokyo Olympic chief Yoshiro Mori's remarks about women "incomprehensible" and "off target" on Friday. "First of all, there is no truth in what he said," Taniguchi, the director in charge of ...

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 ...