Tag - jrfu



Japan Times
Oct 21, 2019
Japan needs to prove Rugby World Cup's 'Once in a Lifetime' catchphrase wrong
The catchphrase of the ongoing Rugby World Cup in Japan is "Once in a Lifetime." The big question, a day after the Brave Blossoms were knocked out of the competition by South Africa, is will Japanese rugby be able to prove that wrong and make reaching the knockout stage a regular occurrence.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2018
Outcome of Mafi's assault case may imperil future in Japan
Japanese participation in the 2018 Super Rugby season did not just end before the playoffs even began, it also ended in controversy with three players up before various judiciaries on and off the field.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2018
Greater vision necessary for RWC and Japanese rugby to succeed
Back in 2005 two flyhalf/centers of contrasting ability talked about why they hoped Japan would win the right to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Apr 19, 2017
Japan rugby body targets quarterfinal appearance at 2019 World Cup, medals at 2020 Olympics
The Japan Rugby Football Union on Wednesday targeted at least a berth in the last eight of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and medals in both men's and women's sevens at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Dec 31, 2015
Tanaka warns against complacency in Japanese rugby
Japan scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka has warned that banking on Japan's World Cup success will be a mistake.
Japan Times
Sep 29, 2015
Jones fears breakthrough could be wasted
Japan coach Eddie Jones has fired a stunning broadside at the Asian nation's rugby board, accusing it of holding back the sport and casting doubt on its ability to build on the Brave Blossoms' breakthrough World Cup win over South Africa.
Sep 2, 2015
Japan's Super Rubgy participation remains uncertain
Japan's participation in next season's Super Rugby competition is still by no means certain, Kyodo News learned Wednesday.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2015
Sudden stadium shift leaves Rugby World Cup high and dry
World Rugby officials are seeking urgent talks with organizers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup following Friday's surprise announcement that Japan's proposed new National Stadium won't be ready in time for the tournament.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2015
Tokyo 2020 chief Mori to step down as JRFU president
Yoshiro Mori, who recently revealed he has had surgery to treat lung cancer, said Monday he is considering resigning as president of the Japan Rugby Football Union but still intends to retain his post as chief of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee.
Feb 9, 2015
JRFU chairman Yabe sketchy on Super Rugby details
Japan Rugby Football Union chairman Tatsuzo Yabe gave a few clues Monday as to how Japan's new Super Rugby team will be structured and hinted that Japan's participation could result in changes in how the sport is run domestically.


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