Japan

New Zealand thrash Hong Kong 121-0, France, Canada stun Australia, Wales

The second round of the Rugby Women's World Cup 2017 saw New Zealand extend dominance over Hong Kong while England, Canada, France, USA and Ireland maintained their unbeaten streak.
14 August 2017

Japan needs more exposure to stake claim in Rugby Championship - Steve Tew

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew insisted that Japan will need more exposure at both the international and domestic level in order to be included in the Rugby Championship.
27 July 2017

Ireland wrap up Japan tour with 13-35 win

Ireland came up with a five try performance as they completed a 2-0 series win over Japan with a 13-35 victory at Ajinomoto Stadium on Saturday.
24 June 2017

Seven-try Ireland thrash Japan 22-50 to go 1-0 up

Keith Earls, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan all scored double for Ireland as they completed a 22-50 convincing win over Japan at Shizuoka Stadium on Saturday.
17 June 2017

Rugby Rumours: Halfpenny on the market, Tiger Blossom, Ackermann's intro and Samu returns

Rugby Rumours: Halfpenny on the market, Tiger Blossom, Ackermann's intro and Samu returns
14 June 2017

Joey Carberry ruled out of Test series in Japan with ankle injury

Ireland international Joey Carberry will miss the upcoming two-match Test series against Japan after sustaining an ankle injury.
13 June 2017

Japan off to winning ways before Ireland test

Fly-half Jumpei Ogura kicked 18 points for Japan as they completed a 33-21 victory over Romania in Kyushu on Saturday.
13 June 2017

Rugby Rumours: Fofana moves coastal, Japan awaits Parling, Province switch and Brothers are back

Fofana moves coastal, Japan awaits Parling, Province switch and Brothers are back
26 May 2017

Rugby Rumours: Faf de Shark, Danty's French move, Jantjies in the Prem and Goromaru heads home

Rugby Rumours: Faf de Shark, Danty's French move, Jantjies in the Prem and Goromaru heads home
13 April 2017

Japan emerges victorious in Women's Sevens Series Qualifying tournament

Japan came up with a four try performance as they defeated South Africa by 10-22 in the final in Hong Kong and secure a berth in the Women's Sevens series.
7 April 2017

Japan, South Africa and Belgium reach top position on day one of Women's Sevens Series Qualifying

The World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Qualifying kicked-off on Thursday in Hong Kong with Japan, Belgium and South Africa topping the respective pools.
7 April 2017

Rugby Rumours: Saints after Biggar, Owens eyes Pau, Ashley-Cooper out of France and Cockerill a free agent

Saints after Biggar, Owens eyes Pau, Ashley-Cooper out of France and Cockerill a free agent
7 February 2017

Team GB and England to discuss preparation for Japan mega events

Team GB and England rugby team are in touch with each other to discuss their course of preparations for their respective grand events in Japan.
13 December 2016

Wales licking wounds despite win over Japan - Dan Lydiate

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate stated that his team's performance against Japan left a lot to be desired despite finishing on the winning side.
21 November 2016

Sam Davies' drop goal takes Wales to thrilling victory over Japan

Replacement fly-half Sam Davies kicked a drop goal in the final minute to snatch a 33-30 victory for Wales from Japan at Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
19 November 2016

Wales v Japan - Match Preview

Let us take a look on the few of the key points ahead of Wales' home clash against Japan in Cardiff on Saturday.
18 November 2016

Wales v Japan - Match Facts

As Wales and Japan lock horns on Saturday at Millennium Stadium, we take a look on a few of the facts from the game.
18 November 2016

Don't put pressure on Keelan Giles - Rob Howley

Wales interim coach Rob Howley insisted not to exert any pressure on Ospreys wing Keelan Giles as he is set to make his Test debut from the bench in the upcoming autumn international against Japan at Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
18 November 2016

Luke Charteris expects stiff challenge from Japan

Wales lock Luke Charteris expects a tough challenge from Japan when the two teams meet each other at Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
17 November 2016

Big weekend ahead for Japan and Fiji

The continuing globalisation of professional rugby has seen an ever-increasing focus emerge on the exploits of the Tier Two nations.
15 November 2016