Brave Blossoms call up 42 players to squad

Rugby Jun 3, 2019

Brave Blossoms call up 42 players to squad

by Rich Freeman

Japan coach Jamie Joseph named 42 players Monday that will form the basis of the Brave Blossoms squad for this year's Rugby World Cup. Led by captain Michael Leitch, the squad — which contains just 12 players with previous World Cup experience — will hold ...

Veteran coaches worry about future of Japanese rugby

Rugby May 31, 2019

Veteran coaches worry about future of Japanese rugby

by Rich Freeman

Two leading coaches believe the Japan Rugby Football Union does not understand just how much of an impact this year's Rugby World Cup will have and say the policies currently in place will see rugby here suffer greatly following the tournament. Jake White, who led ...

Wallabies to wear indigenous-themed jersey at Rugby World Cup

Rugby May 30, 2019

Wallabies to wear indigenous-themed jersey at Rugby World Cup

The Wallabies will wear an indigenous-themed jersey for at least one Rugby World Cup match, it was revealed Thursday. Australia has donned a shirt paying tribute to Aborigines' role in rugby twice before — at home against the All Blacks in 2017 and away to ...

Rugby May 18, 2019

Rugby World Cup ticket sales resume for all matches

General ticket sales for this year's Rugby World Cup resumed Saturday evening, when tickets to all 48 matches at the month-long tournament in Japan are made available. Sales of the tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis began on the official website at 6 p.m. Japan ...