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Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 12:24

Hi Everyone,

We have recently started an English speaking podcast all about Japanese rugby. In each episode, we round up all the latest news and have a special feature or interview with people connected to rugby in Japan. Our goal is to raise awareness and promote Japanese rugby to a worldwide audience, as we lead up to the World Cup in 2019.

In episode one, we introduce Japanese rugby to our listeners. In episode two, we focus on the history of Japanese rugby with Mike Galbraith. In episode 3, we learn more about rugby in Kyushu with The Laird. In episode 4, we speak to former Honda and Mitsubishi coach, Keith Davies. In our latest episode (5), we talk to Kyodo news journalist, Rich Freeman, about his experiences at last year's World Cup.

You can listen to our podcast on i-Tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/jrugby-podcast/id1150983225?l=en&mt=2 or SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-260271034. Please like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JRugbyPodcast/ or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jrugbypodcast
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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby victorsra » Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 16:05

great, congrats!
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby Bruce_ma_goose » Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 21:35

Will check those out later when i can technology working. Thanks. Seen loads of Japan related posts by the World Rugbh channel on Youtube this past week.

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby Viriatus » Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 23:17

Great work,thanks.

Hope i can listen to a couple episodes tomorrow.

Question...do you discuss/talk about the Top League? If not i let that sugestion.

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Thu, 29 Sep 2016, 00:05

Yes, we talk about whatever tournaments are going on at the time, Top League, Super Rugby, Sevens, Tens, Test matches. We usually spend the first 20 mins rounding up games and weekly news and then go into our feature. I hope you like it...

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby iul » Thu, 29 Sep 2016, 13:32

I listened to the 5th episode. Good stuff.
I was interesting how the Japanese guy thought having players aged 18-22 play in the university championship was a good idea only for the other guy to challenge him and change his mind a little later.
Freeman was absolutely correct that that's a crucial period in a player's development and they should get to spend it with the best coaches, team mates and opponents as possible.
Anyway, how often do you make them?

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Thu, 29 Sep 2016, 22:22

Thanks for the feedback iul!

We make an episode once a week. For anyone new to Japanese rugby, I would recommend starting from episode one, as the first couple of episodes gives a long intro into the tournaments and history. I'll post new episodes on this forum and hope people enjoy listening to them...

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby Hinato » Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 19:50

Un sujet à faire sur les "enfants cardiaques", alias les Baby Blossoms de 2012:
http://www.japonrugby.net/les-enfants-c ... scene-.php

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Wed, 05 Oct 2016, 09:54

Hi Everyone,

We have recently started working more closely with the guys at http://rugbynewsjapan.com and so if you'd like to read our first news article, please visit the following link: http://rugbynewsjapan.com/feature/rugby-surf-and-goromaru-with-keith-davies/

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Wed, 05 Oct 2016, 22:00

Are there any more T2 rugby podcasts going around? Maybe an entire podcast network could be started.

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Thu, 06 Oct 2016, 00:14

If you're interested in reading our 2nd article for rugbynewsjapan.com, where we talk to Rich Freeman about his experiences following the Japan team at last year's Rugby World Cup, then please visit the following link: http://rugbynewsjapan.com/feature/cornish-pasties-and-the-waseda-whistle-with-rich-freeman/

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Wed, 12 Oct 2016, 11:17

In episode #6 we wrap up all the news from Top League, take a look at Jamie Joseph's first Japanese rugby squad, and discuss the latest from the Sunwolves press conference. In our feature, we talk to Ollie Trenchard, the stats man and creator of http://www.japanrugbyclub.com/. He gives us an insight into Match analysis and the match day experience in Japan. Enjoy! Listen on sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-260271034/6-the-stats-man-with-ollie-trenchard or I-tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/jrugby-podcast/id1150983225?l=en&mt=2#episodeGuid=tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F287294674

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Re: Japanese Rugby Podcast (JRugby Podcast)

Postby Coloradoan » Wed, 12 Oct 2016, 21:35

thatrugbyguy wrote:Are there any more T2 rugby podcasts going around? Maybe an entire podcast network could be started.


In the US we have

Ruggamatrix Podcast: Alex Goff, who writes mostly about youth, college and national teams, does a podcast every so often. It doesn't have a dedicated website to my knowledge so it just gets posted to his website Goffrugbyreport.com.

Red White and Black Eye Podcast: A more regular podcast with a wider range of topics discussed: https://soundcloud.com/red-white-and-black-eye/

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Thu, 13 Oct 2016, 02:34

For those interested in rugby played the "Japan Way!" https://youtu.be/4DaLf_b7cxc

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RIP Mr. Rugby

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Thu, 20 Oct 2016, 12:52

It's a sad day for Japanese rugby, with the former Japan captain and manager, Seiji Hirao, passing away aged just 53. For those wanting to learn more about the legend, please read the following link from there Japan times: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2016/10/20/more-sports/rugby/mr-rugby-hirao-passes-away-age-53/#.WAi8npN97sl

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Episode 7 out now with John Pryor

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Thu, 27 Oct 2016, 02:43

EPISODE 7 OUT NOW! After wrapping up all the latest news from Japanese rugby, we interview John Pryor, the strength and conditioning coach who worked with Eddie Jones at the Brumbies, the Wallabies, Suntory and then finally last year at the World Cup with Japan. He tells us all about his experiences working with Eddie Jones and some of the challenges he faced while trying to toughen up Suntory and the Brave Blossoms. Listen on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/user-260271034/7-long-and-strong-with-john-pryor or I-tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/jru ... ?l=en&mt=2

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby DRL » Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 08:44

Thanks for the podcast. Very interesting.
Do you or anyone else, know a youtube channel where highlights of the Top League are shown?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Sun, 30 Oct 2016, 00:01

A great place to check out the matches are on Rich Freeman's website: http://rugbynewsjapan.com/videos/ Usually, the latest round of games are uploaded midweek, so round 9 obviously aren't there yet. Also, you might want to check if https://www.dazn.com/en-JP/home is available in your country, as it shows all the Top League matches live or on demand for about $20 a month.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby Hinato » Sun, 30 Oct 2016, 08:29

Top ligue Ouest A 2016: premier bilan
http://www.japonrugby.net/top-ligue-oue ... -bilan.php

Top ligue Kyushu A 2016: premier bilan
http://www.japonrugby.net/top-ligue-kyu ... -bilan.php

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Sat, 12 Nov 2016, 07:27

For those that haven't listened to episode 7 yet, here is our article about John Pryor's experiences with Suntory and Japan. #JRugby #JRugbyPodcast #rugbyjp #rugby #Brumbies #Wallabies #Suntory #TopLeague

http://rugbynewsjapan.com/feature/toughening-up-suntory-and-japan-with-john-pryor/

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Tue, 15 Nov 2016, 13:41

EPISODE 8 OUT NOW! We take a look at the first two Autumn internationals against Argentina and Georgia, and discuss the Japanese squad in more detail. We also talk to Shotaro Onishi, the fly half who scored the famous last minute conversion against Canada at the 2007 World Cup. His kick led to a draw with Canada and ended a 16 year losing streak at the world cup. Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-260271034/8-tears-at-the-hanazono-with-shotaro-onishi or I-tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/jrugby-podcast/id1150983225?l=en&mt=2

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Sat, 26 Nov 2016, 01:54

EPISODE 9 OUT NOW! We take a look at the Wales match and preview the final game against Fiji. In our feature today, we talk to the former Japan international Shotaro Onishi, the Kyodo news journalist Rich Freeman, and The Laird of Kita-Kyushu, Ian Ruxton, about the pros and cons of the after school club activity system which is known as Bukatsu. We look at how this Japanese approach to extra-curricular activities impacts on rugby and the rest of society. Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-260271034/9 ... ian-ruxton or i-tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/jru ... ?l=en&mt=2

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Thu, 01 Dec 2016, 15:14

EPISODE 10 OUT NOW! We look back at Japan's autumn internationals and seek the professional opinion of the Kyodo news journalist, Rich Freeman. We also have of our first "Ask Rich" feature, where our listeners can pick the brain of Rich Freeman, who will answer each question for a can of quality lager...not exceeding 100 yen. Please listen on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-260271034/jrpc-ep10-01122016-2322 or i-tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/jrugby-podcast/id1150983225?l=en&mt=2

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Ep.14 with Taqele Naiyaravoro

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Mon, 02 Jan 2017, 01:58

In Ep.14 we talk to the Wallabies, Waratahs and Panasonic Wild Knights player, Taqele Naiyaravoro. He talks about living in Ota city, his teammates and his hopes for the future. Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-260271034/1 ... aiyaravoro or I-tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/14- ... &l=en&mt=2

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby JRugbyPodcast » Fri, 06 Jan 2017, 23:33

Ep.15 OUT NOW! We round up all the latest news from Top League and the university semi-finals, before looking ahead to the 2017 schedule. It's going to be a busy year for JRugby Podcast, as we cover the climax to the Top League, All Japan Champs, Brisbane Tens, Super Rugby, and test matches against Ireland and Australia. Plus, we hope to interview many more people connected to Japanese rugby. Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-260271034/1 ... 17-preview or I-tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/15- ... &l=en&mt=2

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