An irreplaceable bond of 40 years was behind the charity rugby match to help Tonga recover from the devastating underwater earthquake.
“I think we were able to present a new image of rugby to the Japanese audience,” noted the new league’s executive director, Hajime Shoji.
The 30-year-old scrum-half joins the growing list of prominent foreign players to join Japan Rugby League One squads.
If the new tournament is realized, it could help push Japan's national team to strengthen dramatically, just as Argentina has evolved into a powerhouse.
While China has pulled out as the host nation due to COVID-19, Japan is an option. “We were sounded out,” ーJFA President Kozo Tashima.
The transition to professional teams from corporate clubs is a necessary step forward in order to develop a financially sustainable league and teams with local support.
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The struggling Top 14 club is looking for the Brave Blossoms star to make a big impact this season, and he vows to keep improving.
The indie documentary Runner, about South Sudanese athlete Guor Maker, is about the hunger for recognition and respect that fuels the popularity of the Olympics.
Although the Japan Rugby Top League attracted notable foreign stars to play here, the circuit, which featured pro and amateur players, has staged its final game.
“When I saw the effects of the disaster, I thought that life here would be irrevocably changed,” she recalls, “but the people here refused to give...