It is two-weeks until World Rugby announces on November 2, the 2015 Japan Rugby World Cup matches on and their respective venues. At that time, rugby fans around the world will begin to make travel plans to see their team play.
Foremost advice is to buy these tickets at the RWC site and to avoid the secondary market to ensure you purchase bona fides seats.
Judgmentally, from past World Cups, the... Read More
The event in Tokyo, exactly two years ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2019 final, is another major milestone on the road to hosting Asia’s first Rugby World Cup.
The match schedule announcement will be streamed live via www.rugbyworldcup.com from 15:30 (Japan time) and will reveal the date, venue and kick-off time of each of the 20 teams' matches.
And in a nation with an estimated 25 million fans,... Read More
Last Sunday, witnessed the completion of the Americas Pacific Challenge held in Montevideo, Uruguay where second sides from six nations competed. The Argentina XV trounced their three opponents scoring 238 points for to 38 against. The Junior Pumas represented a higher standard of play against the other A grade sides. For the record, Argentina beat Uruguay A 82-7, Samoa A 85-14, and Canada 71-17... Read More
Last week was the OktoberFest7s held in Munich, Germany, sponsored by DHL. World Rugby supplied the excellent stream for the event.
Germany, an up-and-coming rugby program, hopes that the tournament will lead eventually to that country being named as a European stop on the World Rugby Sevens circuit.
Stadium attendance proved to be under target, the low number stemming from the Munich sports fan... Read More
Today, Monday, September 25, 2017, World Rugby received final presentation bids for the 2023 Rugby World Cup from France, Ireland, and South Africa. The World Rugby Selection Committee, comprised of 37 nations, will vote on these applicants. Nineteen votes, a majority of one, is needed to determine the winner. The announcement will be November 15, 2017.
South Africa last hosted the event in 1995... Read More
The Silicon Valley Sevens scheduled for November 4 and 5 in San Jose's Avaya Stadium brings international sevens to the Bay Area. It also will mark the first time since 2007 that Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga will compete in the same tournament on American soil.
At first glance, it seems an incongruity in sport history that these three small island nations play competitive rugby (World Rugby current... Read More
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Informal. something once popular or valued that has retained its appeal or for which interest has been reawakened, especially a popular song or record.
Once rugby players realized they could play the sport well past their 35th birthday, it was natural for these old boys to plan and promote tournaments with like-minded... Read More
With anticipation and excitement building across the host nation, the Webb Ellis Cup visited Mount Fuji for the iconic image that will be liked and shared around the world.
And today, the Cup will be unveiled this morning to the public at Shibuya 109 – one of central Tokyo’s busiest and most recognisable landmarks – kicking off a 46-day tour of the host nation.
From Sapporo City in the north to... Read More
Japan won the 2017 U-20 Trophy title defeating a plucky Portugal 14-3 in the rain. The annual contest was hosted by Uruguay, which clinched the bronze medal with a 34-12 win over Namibia.
For the Junior Brave Blossoms, the championship victory promotes them to the U-20 Junior World Championship next year, two years after being relegated to the Trophy event in 2016.
Japan must rank as the most... Read More
Tonga qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, making them the last side to be slotted in Pool C, along with England, France, Argentina, and the USA. The Tongans made it as the Oceania 2 nation.
In this year’s Pacific Nations Cup, Tonga beat Samoa, which will compete in a RWC 2019 playoff against a European fifteen, either Portugal or the Czech Republic. All three Pacific Nations sides... Read More