Brave Blossoms unveil new uniforms

Rugby Jul 4, 2019

Brave Blossoms unveil new uniforms

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Japan Rugby Football Union revealed the new jersey for its national team, which could help the Brave Blossoms achieve a feat at the upcoming Rugby World Cup on home soil, on Thursday. While the basic white and red design remained the same from the ...

Brave Blossoms rout Italy in opener

Rugby Jun 9, 2018

Brave Blossoms rout Italy in opener

Japan conjured a hat trick of magical scores to floor Six Nations side Italy 34-17 on Saturday in the first game of their two-match rugby series. The Brave Blossoms, who finished with four tries to Italy's two, produced moments of breathtaking skill as Amanaki Mafi, ...

Wild Knights hammer Eagles

More Sports / Rugby Aug 26, 2017

Wild Knights hammer Eagles

The Panasonic Wild Knights maintained their perfect start to the new Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday, beating the Canon Eagles 43-8 at Kumagaya Athletic Stadium. Digby Ioane and Akihito Yamada each picked up a brace of five-pointers and Kenki Fukuoka and Takuya Yamasawa also ...

Ireland hammers Japan in test

More Sports / Rugby Jun 17, 2017

Ireland hammers Japan in test

by Andrew McKirdy

Ireland handed Japan a harsh lesson with a 50-22 victory in the first of two test matches between the 2019 Rugby World Cup group rivals on Saturday. Japan went into the game at Ecopa Stadium looking to beat Ireland for the first time in eight ...