Confident Brave Blossoms set ambitious RWC target

Rugby Aug 16, 2019

Confident Brave Blossoms set ambitious RWC target

Winning the Pacific Nations Cup has given Japan every confidence that it is on the right track to achieve its goal of reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time. After big wins over Fiji and Tonga, Japan overpowered a dogged United ...

Brave Blossoms climb to No. 9 in world rankings

Rugby Aug 13, 2019

Brave Blossoms climb to No. 9 in world rankings

Japan climbed two spots in the world rankings to ninth, according to World Rugby's announcement on Monday, two days after clinching the Pacific Nations Cup with a 34-20 victory over the United States. With a little over a month to go until the 2019 Rugby ...

Japan faces U.S. in Pacific Nations Cup decider

Rugby Aug 9, 2019

Japan faces U.S. in Pacific Nations Cup decider

With the Rugby World Cup just six weeks away, Japan will look to put the finishing touches on its preparations for the global showpiece against the United States in the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva, Fiji, on Saturday. With both sides winning their first ...

Japan faces test in clash with Tonga

Rugby Aug 2, 2019

Japan faces test in clash with Tonga

Japan heads into Saturday's clash against Tonga knowing it will be more than a Pacific Nations Cup match, but a chance to test its strength and technique ahead of this autumn's Rugby World Cup. Among the three tests remaining for Japan in the run-up to ...

Brave Blossoms cruise past Fiji

Rugby Jul 27, 2019

Brave Blossoms cruise past Fiji

Japan took just six minutes to show its home fans that its Rugby World Cup preparations are on track, scoring a spectacular first try that set the stage for a five-try, 34-21 win over Fiji on Saturday. The Brave Blossoms' strong performance in their first ...