A late try by the Brave Blossoms' Kazuki Himeno put the pressure on the three-time Rugby World Cup winners, who held on for the win.
Japan's national squad is making only its third tournament appearance this century. Therefore, each match is a vital part of its overall development.
Among MLB’s most feared hitters and pitchers, Ohtani will appear in the July 19 game at DH ― and surprise no one if he pitches, too.
Jamie Joseph’s team surrendered 29 points after the break against Les Bleus.
Anzai spent 15 seasons with the club as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He said the B.League team needs new leadership.
An irreplaceable bond of 40 years was behind the charity rugby match to help Tonga recover from the devastating underwater earthquake.
Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph used a combination of up-and-coming players and veterans in their first official match since November 2021.
“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.
Manager Kei Hoshikawa’s squad captures the women’s soccer league’s inaugural title.