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Jul 4, 2019
Brave Blossoms unveil new uniforms

The Japan Rugby Football Union revealed the new jersey for its national team, which could help the Brave Blossoms achieve a feat at the upcoming ...

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Jun 30, 2019
Michael Leitch eyes Pacific Nations Cup return as Rugby World Cup looms

Japan captain Michael Leitch is targeting the Pacific Nations Cup game against Fiji on July 27 for his long-awaited return to action.The 30-year-old back-row forward ...

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Jun 24, 2019
Japan ramps up RWC prep

The Brave Blossoms began the second stage of their pre-Rugby World Cup camp on Monday in Miyazaki with head coach Jamie Joseph saying Japan is ...

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Jun 16, 2019
Former All Black player recalls the day Kamaishi was washed away

March 11, 2011, is a date that will stick long in the memory of former All Black Pita Alatini, and not just because it was ...

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Jun 12, 2019
World Rugby confident JRFU strife won’t impact World Cup

World Rugby bosses said Wednesday they are not concerned by the recent upheaval within the Japan Rugby Football Union and that it will not impact ...

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Jun 12, 2019
Four main factors stand out when assembling squad for World Cup

It’s 100 days to go until the Rugby World Cup, and all the countries are about to get their players together for training.With England, we ...

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Jun 12, 2019
Final countdown begins for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Japan on Wednesday marked 100 days to go until the start of this year’s Rugby World Cup, with World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper saying, “The ...

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Jun 3, 2019
Brave Blossoms call up 42 players to squad

Japan coach Jamie Joseph named 42 players Monday that will form the basis of the Brave Blossoms squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup.Led by ...

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May 31, 2019
Veteran coaches worry about future of Japanese rugby

Two leading coaches believe the Japan Rugby Football Union does not understand just how much of an impact this year’s Rugby World Cup will have ...

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May 29, 2019
British stars expect Japan to be strong

With the 100-day-to-go milestone fast approaching, two well-known British rugby stars have said they think Japan will be one of the teams to watch out ...

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