Japan

Japan in discussion with both Six Nations and Rugby Championship confirms Kensuke Iwabuchi

Japan Rugby Football Union chief executive Kensuke Iwabuchi revealed that the board is in discussion with Six Nations and Rugby Championship.
3 January 2022

Match Centre: Scotland 29-20 Japan

Stuart Hogg broke the record for most tries for Scotland as they went on to beat Japan 29-20 in their clash at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.
20 November 2021

“We’re a completely different team now”: How Scotland rebuilt after Japan defeat in 2019

Two years ago, Scotland were dumped out of the World Cup by Japan, but a lot has changed for Gregor Townsend's side since then as the two teams meet at BT Murrayfield this weekend.
19 November 2021

Match Centre: Ireland 60-5 Japan

Johnny Sexton celebrated his 100th Test for Ireland with a 16-point contribution as his side went on to thrash Japan 60-5 in the Autumn Nations Series opener at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
6 November 2021

Connacht's Mack Hansen added to Ireland squad ahead of clash against Japan

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has called up uncapped Connacht winger Mack Hansen to the squad ahead of the autumn internationals opener against Japan to be played at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
1 November 2021

‘World Cup on the radar’ – Johnny Sexton on Ireland’s mentality shift

Ahead of his team’s Autumn Nations Series opener against Japan on Saturday, Johnny Sexton spoke about building towards the Rugby World Cup in 2023 and looking over his shoulder at the talent emerging at fly-half.
1 November 2021

Japan aim for Rugby Championship spot after spirited performance against Australia

Japan flanker Ben Gunter feels the Brave Blossoms can be competitive if they are given a chance to compete in the Rugby Championship tournament following their spirited performance against Australia in Oita on Saturday.
23 October 2021

Match Centre: Japan 23-32 Australia

Australia kick-started the end of the year tour with a victory as they defeated Japan 32-23 in Oita on Saturday.
23 October 2021

Japan unveil matchday squad for encounter against Australia

Australian-born trio Jack Cornelsen, Ben Gunter and Dylan Riley are in line to make their debut for Japan as they set to take on the Wallabies in Oita on Saturday.
21 October 2021

Hunter Paisami returns to Australia line up for clash against Japan

Australia head coach Dave Rennie has recalled Hunter Paisami in the line up for the upcoming encounter against Japan to be played in Oita on Saturday.
21 October 2021

Australia to face Japan before UK tour

Australia will be locking horns with Japan next month for the first time since 2017 before they kick start their UK tour.
17 September 2021

Japan to face Portugal in Lisbon next month

The Brave Blossoms will be facing Portugal for the first time in a Test match as confirmed by the Japan Rugby Football Union.
15 September 2021

South Africa's Pieter-Steph du Toit signs with Toyota Verblitz

South Africa flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit will be heading to Japan next season after signing a contract with Toyota Verblitz.
6 September 2021

Wales international Jake Ball signed by Japanese club Green Rockets Tokatsu

Wales international Jake Ball becomes the latest player to head to Japan after signed by NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu.
2 September 2021

Tonga added to Scotland's autumn international fixtures

Scotland will have an extended autumn international schedule later this year with Tonga added to the fixtures.
30 July 2021

Australia international Marika Koroibete to join Saitama Wild Knights

Marika Koroibete will become the latest Australian player to head to Japan after signing a contract with Saitama Wild Knights.
23 July 2021

Ireland to host Japan, New Zealand and Argentina in autumn series

Irish Rugby has announced the fixtures for Ireland's autumn international series to be played later this year.
13 July 2021

Ireland overcome Japan with a 39-31 win

Ireland managed to overcome resistance from Japan as they kick-started their summer series with a 39-31 win at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
4 July 2021

Ireland receive James Ryan boost ahead of summer Tests opener against Japan

Ireland have received a much-needed boost ahead of their summer series opener against Japan on Saturday with James Ryan declared fit after overcoming his injury.
1 July 2021

Conor Murray replaces Alun Wyn Jones as Lions captain for tour of South Africa

Warren Gatland has named Ireland international Conor Murray as the captain of the side for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
27 June 2021