Japan

England to play two-game Test series in Japan next year

England will be making a return to Japan in July next year as they lock horns with the hosts for a two-game Test series.
8 November 2019

Pure VPN’s RWC XV of the Tournament

As the dust begins to settle on South Africa’s third Rugby World Cup title victory, Talking Rugby Union and Pure VPN have put together their XV of the tournament.
6 November 2019

Movember is a charity we are passionate about - Hairy Handlebars

One half of the Hairy Handlebars, George Cullen, reflects on a remarkable 8,700-mile bike ride to the Rugby World Cup, where they raised over £33,000 for the charities such as Movember.
6 November 2019

Japan's Kensuke Hatakeyama to join Major League Rugby

Japan international Kensuke Hatakeyama is set to make his debut in the Major League Rugby after he was signed by Free Jacks for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
5 November 2019

Rugby Rumours: SBW's record, All Blacks' future, Dombrandt switch and Sarries new no.9

SBW's record, All Blacks' future, Dombrandt switch and Sarries new no.9
1 November 2019

'I can’t think of anyone else who deserves to be there more than George'

Jacob Ford, the younger brother of England fly-half George, chats to TRU about the Rugby World Cup final as well as his head coach role with National Two South club Westcliff.
1 November 2019

Japan shortlisted in World Rugby Team of the Year

Japan's impressive performance in the World Cup has seen them shortlisted in the World Rugby Team of the Year.
1 November 2019

PureVPN Rugby World Cup Final Preview

After 40 days of compelling rugby, it all comes down to England against South Africa in the World Cup final on Saturday.
30 October 2019

Magnificent England beat New Zealand to reach World Cup final

England beat champions New Zealand 19-7 to reach their first World Cup final in 12 years.
26 October 2019

Monye: Core values of rugby are helping to support young people

Ugo Monye chatted exclusively to TRU about the Gallagher Premiership’s HITZ programme as well as England’s World Cup semi-final with New Zealand.
25 October 2019

‘England can “100%” defeat New Zealand

Richard Cockerill says England can overpower the All Blacks on Saturday.
23 October 2019

South Africa dominate Japan to reach last four

Hosts Japan have being knocked out of the Rugby World Cup after losing 26-3 to South Africa in Tokyo.
20 October 2019

Classy England beat Australia to advance into semi-finals

England are through to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals after a superb 40-16 victory over Australia in Oita.
19 October 2019

Goode: I’m backing England, but Wallabies will be dangerous

Andy Goode is positive about England’s chances against Australia.
18 October 2019

Japan make one change for South Africa clash

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.
18 October 2019


Matsushima named PureVPN Player of the pool stages

Kotaro Matsushima has been named as TRU’s PureVPN Player of the pool stages.
15 October 2019

Scott Lawson RWC column: “Japan were outstanding”

Former Scotland hooker Scott Lawson looks back at Scotland's exit.
15 October 2019

Reflecting on World Cup Weekend in Tokyo - the opener

We despatched our team to Tokyo and asked them to report back on both the country and the rugby. Together with photographer Pete Bullen here’s what we captured.
15 October 2019

Steve Hansen has high praise for 'in-form' Japan

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen lavished praise on Japan for their performance in the ongoing World Cup as they went on reach the quarter-finals for the first time.
15 October 2019