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Top League – Round 1 Wrap Up

Toyota Verblitz head the Top League standings following the completion of the first weekend of action. Verblitz were the only side to pick a bonus point for scoring three more tries than their opponents. There were a number of close games on the opening weekend with one game decided by a point and three games finishing with three points between the two sides. Round 1 Results Yamaha 24 Panasonic 21 Suntory 14 Kintetsu 13 Ricoh 23 NEC 20 Sanix 33 Honda 22 Kobe 27 NTT Comms … [Read More...]



Playing the Japan Way, London style.

Written by Satoshi Takehana Photos courtesy Stanley Dellimore Like all rugby teams the London Japanese team brings together players from all walks of life. The youngest is a 20-year-old university student while the oldest is well into his 50s and their backgrounds are just as diverse. Japanese corporate expats, students and those who left Japan […]

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  • . 7s Series kicks off this weekend in Hong Kong. Japan men's team all uni students, women's side is mix of youth & experience.,

RWC 2019


RWC 2019 Venues Announced

The Rugby World Cup 2019 Organizing Committee has just announced that the following 12 cities have been approved as host venues for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Sapporo City – Sapporo Dome Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi – Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium (tentative name) Saitama Prefecture Kumagaya – Kumagaya Rugby Ground Tokyo Metropolitan area – New National Stadium Kanagawa […]


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Contest Winners Announced!

NOTICE: The names of the following three people were selected by a blind draw and have each won a custom Rugby News Japan jersey. Nobuo Hara Alex Telea Tetsuya Takagi In order to receive your jersey please send a message to the Rugby News Japan Facebook page with your address.  Rugby News Japan will pay […]

Off the Field


Bangkok International Rugby 10’s 2016 – Opens Registration

  This year’s tournament will feature:   28-32 teams in the Open Men’s comp 12 teams in the Vets division (Over 35 years old) Social ladies touch. (10-12 teams) Youth Section tournament which is limited to 6 teams per age group ( 8,10, 12, 14, 16 and 18).  *(Final age groups to be determined based on interest) […]