Japan

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

Joe Harvey Column: Not quite roaring yet

Having been in Edinburgh for the British and Irish Lions’ pre-tour match against Japan at Murrayfield, Joe Harvey has offered his thoughts on how the Lions are faring so far and the loss of Alun Wyn Jones.
26 June 2021

Japan name matchday squad for game against British and Irish Lions

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has confirmed the matchday squad for the upcoming game against the British and Irish Lions.
24 June 2021

Zander Fagerson to miss Lions' clash against Japan due to injury

Scotland international Zander Fagerson has been ruled out of the upcoming British and Irish Lions' clash against Japan following a back spasm.
24 June 2021

Justin Tipuric replaces Hamish Watson in Lions XV for Japan game

Warren Gatland has made a late change to the starting line up against Japan with Wales flanker Justin Tipuric added to the starting XV.
23 June 2021

The ‘quality players’ hoping to get the 2021 Lions off to a good start

After the announcement of his first British and Irish Lions squad for the summer, Warren Gatland discussed his group of players and the challenges that lie ahead.
22 June 2021

Alun Wyn Jones to lead British and Irish Lions against Japan

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will be leading the British and Irish Lions for their match against Japan to be played at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.
22 June 2021

Aviva Stadium to welcome fans for Ireland's summer Tests

The Aviva Stadium is set to see the return of fans for the first time in 17 months when they host Ireland's summer Tests against Japan and the United States next month.
22 June 2021

Ali Price on words of wisdom and the Murrayfield carrot

After his first day in camp with the British and Irish Lions, Scotland scrum-half Ali Price discussed the Euros, anticipation of a test at Murrayfield and pushing for places.
15 June 2021

Ireland include 11 uncapped players for summer series

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has included 11 uncapped players in the 37-man squad for the upcoming summer series clash against the USA and Japan.
14 June 2021

Japan name 36-man squad to face British and Irish Lions

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named a 36-man squad for the upcoming fixture against the British and Irish Lions to be played at Murrayfield Stadium.
24 May 2021