Toyota Verblitz have hired the services of former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as a consultant of the Japanese Top League side.
Former New Zealand international Jamie Joseph has ended speculation of his ambition to coach the All Blacks after committing to Japan until the end of the 2023 World Cup.
Japan's impressive performance in the World Cup has seen them shortlisted in the World Rugby Team of the Year.
Hosts Japan have being knocked out of the Rugby World Cup after losing 26-3 to South Africa in Tokyo.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has made one forced change in the starting line-up for their World Cup quarter-final against South Africa in Tokyo on Sunday.
Kotaro Matsushima has been named as TRU’s PureVPN Player of the pool stages.
Japan have reached their all-time high position in the World Rugby Rankings following their impressive run in the ongoing World Cup.
Japan put on a superb show in Yokohama to defeat Scotland 28-21.
As a big boost to Scotland's chances in the ongoing Rugby World Cup their Pool A encounter against Japan in Yokohama on Sunday has been given go-ahead by World Rugby.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has made four changes to the starting line-up for the World Cup game against Scotland to be played in Yokohama on Sunday.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph lavished praise on his side following their 38-19 bonus-point win over Samoa at City of Toyota Stadium on Saturday.
Japan maintained their winning streak in the ongoing Rugby World Cup with a 38-19 bonus point win over Samoa in their Pool A encounter at City of Toyota Stadium on Saturday.
Hosts Japan produced an almighty shock as they defeated Ireland 19-12 to blow Pool A wide open.
Hosts Japan kicked off the Rugby World Cup with a victory over Russia.
Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Samoa and Russia will contest Pool A in the Rugby World Cup.
Makazole Mapimpi scored a hat-trick as South Africa trounced Japan 7-41 in their final warm-up game before the World Cup at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium on Saturday.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has confirmed a 31-man squad for the upcoming World Cup on their home soil that kicks-off next month.
Japan will head into the World Cup brimming with confidence after they went on to win the Pacific Nations Cup following their 20-34 win over USA at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
Japan Rugby Football Union vice president Katsuyuki Kiyomiya said a plan to unveil a new professional rugby league is on track for the autumn of 2021.
Japan kick-started their preparations for the World Cup with a 34-21 win over Fiji in their opening game of the Pacific Nations Cup in Kamaishi.
Former Japan international Shotaro Onishi feels the Brave Blossoms’ historic result in 2015 has helped the continue growth of the sport in Japan ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup.
Toyota Verblitz have confirmed that South Africa international Willie le Roux will join the Japanese club at the end of the World Cup scheduled later this year.
England coach Eddie Jones believes Japan will be targetting Scotland in the upcoming edition of the World Cup with a hope to make it to the quarter-finals.
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