Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to postpone the games until 2021.
Many players based at overseas clubs remain subject to local training regimens despite the pandemic and their desire to return to their families in South Africa. JON CARDINELLI reports.
A record of around 857-million people watched the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan via World Rugby’s network of rights-holding broadcast partners, translating into a 26% increase in viewership from the tournament in England in 2015.
An outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in Japan is threatening to force the cancellation of Vodacom Super Rugby games involving the Tokyo-based Sunwolves.
The British & Irish Lions are reportedly lining up a historic first Test against Japan before their 2021 tour to South Africa.
The Japanese Top League season kicked off over the weekend with record attendance numbers for the opening round of action.
The Blitzboks got their Cape Town Sevens campaign off to an excellent start with a comfortable 49-0 victory over Japan on Friday. DYLAN JACK reports.
Japan enjoyed a fairytale World Cup campaign at their home tournament, qualifying for the playoffs for the first time, writes RICHARD FREEMAN.
The Japanese Rugby Union has officially confirmed that Jamie Joseph signed a new contract to extend his tenure as coach of the national team.
Reports in the UK suggest Japan and Fiji could join a new world championship including the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship nations.