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 ...

Rugby Mar 5, 2020

Hino Red Dolphins' Joel Everson arrested on suspicion of drug use

A player for Japan Top League club Hino Red Dolphins has been arrested on suspicion of illegal use of drugs involving cocaine, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Thursday. According to the club, which has announced the indefinite suspension of all team activities, the arrested ...