Japan

Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw to join Japan's NTT Shining Arcs next year

Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw is set to make his debut in the Japanese Top League next year after signed by NTT Shining Arcs.
6 July 2020

Japan 2019 most economically successful Rugby World Cup ever

Japan 2019 has been announced the most economically successful Rugby World Cup ever according to a report published by EY today.
24 June 2020

South Africa and Japan may join Six Nations sides in autumn series

World champions South Africa and Japan could join the Six Nations teams in the autumn series as Rugby Football Union considering various options to recover from the financial crisis created by the pandemic coronavirus.
6 June 2020

The JRFU | Pushing for Unified Rugby

The JRFU has reiterated the desire to see a unified rugby world. According to Chairman Kensure Iwabuch, the union is keen to see unity between the North & south.
4 June 2020

Future of Sunwolves uncertain - Japan Rugby CEO Yuji Watase

Japan Rugby Football Union chief executive Yuji Watase admitted that the future of Sunwolves club is uncertain following exit from Super Rugby.
3 June 2020

RU Six Pack, Isolation Edition - Tom Savage, Suntory Sungoliath

Latest to answer our quickfire Isolation Edition questions is Suntory Sungoliath's second row Tom Savage.
1 June 2020

Sunwolves' 2020 season ends after failing to reach agreement with Rugby Australia

Japan Rugby Football Union Chairman Shigetaka Mori has confirmed that the 2020 season is over for Sunwolves after the talks with Rugby Australia on involvement in their local Super Rugby tournament failed.
1 June 2020

Rugby Rumours: Maro the Tiger, Savea Returns, Goode for Japan and Mapimpi to the Prem

Maro the Tiger, Savea Returns, Goode for Japan and Mapimpi to the Prem
14 May 2020

Allister Coetzee parts ways with Canon Eagles

Canon Eagles have confirmed that head coach Allister Coetzee has made an exit from the Japanese club with immediate effect.
28 April 2020

Former New Zealand international Dan Carter to make Kobelco Steelers exit

Former New Zealand international Dan Carter has confirmed his exit from Kobelco Steelers after the ongoing season was disrupted by the pandemic coronavirus.
18 April 2020

England's July tour of Japan could be moved to October - RFU Chief

Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney said the board is planning to reschedule England's tour of Japan in July to October after the ongoing season is hampered by the pandemic coronavirus.
11 April 2020

Remainder of Japanese Top League season cancelled

The Japanese Top League organisers have confirmed that the remainder of the season has been cancelled in response to the pandemic coronavirus,
23 March 2020

Wales to lock horns with Japan and New Zealand in summer tour

The Welsh Rugby Union has unveiled the summer fixtures of Wales where they will take on Japan and New Zealand.
10 January 2020

Steve Hansen joins Toyota Verblitz as coaching consultant

Toyota Verblitz have hired the services of former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as a consultant of the Japanese Top League side.
3 December 2019

Jamie Joseph rules himself out of All Blacks role after committing to Japan

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.
18 November 2019

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