Elton Jantjies will return to Japan after signing a deal to play for the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, where he will link up with his former boss Johan Ackermann.
Take a look at the match-day squads for Saturday’s first-ever encounter between Japan and the British & Irish Lions, who will play their first game on home soil since 2005.
Head coach Jamie Joseph has named the Japan team for their Test against the British & Irish Lions at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Warren Gatland has had to make two injury-enforced changes to the British & Irish Lions starting lineup for Saturday’s Test against Japan at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.
British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland says he and his coaching staff don’t have any “preconceived ideas” about the Test team that will face the Springboks next month.
British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has named his side to take on Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday for The Lions 1888 Cup.
On this day in rugby history, the All Blacks hammered Japan 145-17 in a pool match at the 1995 World Cup, a result which set eight new tournament records.
Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi has returned to the Sharks from his successful stint in Japan with the Red Hurricanes.
A strong revised programme of men’s Test matches is set to take place in July after all unions and World Rugby agreed on an amended schedule within the existing window.
Japan coach Jamie Joseph says inclusion in the Rugby Championship is the ‘the ultimate’ goal for the Brave Blossoms.