Japan

'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.
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

Japan climb to seventh place in World Rugby Rankings

Japan have reached their all-time high position in the World Rugby Rankings following their impressive run in the ongoing World Cup.
14 October 2019

Japan in dreamland as they reach the knock-out stages

Japan put on a superb show in Yokohama to defeat Scotland 28-21.
13 October 2019

Clean sweep for Wales after hard-fought win over Uruguay

Wales stuttered to a 35-13 victory over Uruguay to end Pool D in top spot.
13 October 2019

Scotland-Japan World Cup game to go ahead

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.
13 October 2019

Japan make four changes for World Cup game against Scotland

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.
12 October 2019