Japan

Sungoliath claim Top League title after beating Wild Knights 12-8

Suntory Sungoliath managed to edge out Panasonic Wild Knights 12-8 in the final at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday to clinch the Top League title for the fifth time.
16 January 2018

Yu Tamura's missed conversion cost Japan historic win over France

Fly-half Yu Tamura missed a regulation conversion at the closing stage as Japan missed a golden chance to register their first ever win over France on Saturday.
27 November 2017

Rugby Rumours: Shark to Wasp, Carter moves East, Bristol entice Tiger and Moriarty a Dragon

Rugby Rumours: Shark to Wasp, Carter moves East, Bristol entice Tiger and Moriarty a Dragon
17 November 2017

Australia brush aside Japan challenge with 30-63 win

Australia came up with a dominant nine-try performance as they trounced Japan 30-63 in Yokohama to warm-up for their European tour.
4 November 2017

Schedule for 2019 World Cup unveiled

New Zealand will begin their title defence against South Africa as the fixtures for the 2019 World Cup to be played in Japan was unveiled on Thursday.
3 November 2017

Kiwi rugby player tackles cultural isolation in Japan

Having trouble in dealing cultural and language difference when you move to a new country? Here is a young Maori, who overcomes the hurdle in Japan using Rugby Union as the medium.
20 September 2017

Japan with work to do ahead of World Cup

World Cup hosts Japan are behind on preparations for the 2019 tournament according to World Rugby with two years to go untill the competition gets underway.
19 September 2017

Japan announces 'Two Years To Go Festival' schedule ahead of the 2019 World Cup

As the preparations for the 2019 World Cup is in full swing, the host country Japan has announced a 46-day tour of all host cities and Top League teams with the showpiece event two years away.
6 September 2017

New Zealand thrash Hong Kong 121-0, France, Canada stun Australia, Wales

The second round of the Rugby Women's World Cup 2017 saw New Zealand extend dominance over Hong Kong while England, Canada, France, USA and Ireland maintained their unbeaten streak.
14 August 2017

Japan needs more exposure to stake claim in Rugby Championship - Steve Tew

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew insisted that Japan will need more exposure at both the international and domestic level in order to be included in the Rugby Championship.
27 July 2017

Ireland wrap up Japan tour with 13-35 win

Ireland came up with a five try performance as they completed a 2-0 series win over Japan with a 13-35 victory at Ajinomoto Stadium on Saturday.
24 June 2017

Seven-try Ireland thrash Japan 22-50 to go 1-0 up

Keith Earls, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan all scored double for Ireland as they completed a 22-50 convincing win over Japan at Shizuoka Stadium on Saturday.
17 June 2017

Rugby Rumours: Halfpenny on the market, Tiger Blossom, Ackermann's intro and Samu returns

Rugby Rumours: Halfpenny on the market, Tiger Blossom, Ackermann's intro and Samu returns
14 June 2017

Joey Carberry ruled out of Test series in Japan with ankle injury

Ireland international Joey Carberry will miss the upcoming two-match Test series against Japan after sustaining an ankle injury.
13 June 2017

Japan off to winning ways before Ireland test

Fly-half Jumpei Ogura kicked 18 points for Japan as they completed a 33-21 victory over Romania in Kyushu on Saturday.
13 June 2017

Rugby Rumours: Fofana moves coastal, Japan awaits Parling, Province switch and Brothers are back

Fofana moves coastal, Japan awaits Parling, Province switch and Brothers are back
26 May 2017

Rugby Rumours: Faf de Shark, Danty's French move, Jantjies in the Prem and Goromaru heads home

Rugby Rumours: Faf de Shark, Danty's French move, Jantjies in the Prem and Goromaru heads home
13 April 2017

Japan emerges victorious in Women's Sevens Series Qualifying tournament

Japan came up with a four try performance as they defeated South Africa by 10-22 in the final in Hong Kong and secure a berth in the Women's Sevens series.
7 April 2017

Japan, South Africa and Belgium reach top position on day one of Women's Sevens Series Qualifying

The World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Qualifying kicked-off on Thursday in Hong Kong with Japan, Belgium and South Africa topping the respective pools.
7 April 2017

Rugby Rumours: Saints after Biggar, Owens eyes Pau, Ashley-Cooper out of France and Cockerill a free agent

Saints after Biggar, Owens eyes Pau, Ashley-Cooper out of France and Cockerill a free agent
7 February 2017