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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby Working Class Rugger » Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 23:44

Amargo wrote:I am just watching the semis of the Top League (Yamaha vs Santory went to overtime) ans was wondering what's the problem with further developing this league. I see good crowds, it's air on TV, I've found several bars showing it, some big names (Gitteau v/s Goromaru in this game). I'm sure there should be a reason for looking abroad.


Unrelated question. The have some golden point rule for overtime? I really didn't like that.


There's an opportunity to really look to push the Top League post RWC 2019. Especially if Japan put in a strong showing.

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby DotJP » Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 10:01

DotJP wrote:Schedule until RWC

Domestic matches
December 2018 : TopLeague ranking tournament
January 2019 : TopLeague Cup ranking tournament

International matches
from February to June : Super Rugby
from late in July to early in August : Pacific Nations Cup
(rumour) the last week of August and first week of September : Warm-up matches


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Domestic matches
From June to August 2019 : TopLeague Cup tournament

International matches(in Japan Time)
Pacific Nations Cup 2019
27 July, Japan v Fiji at Kamaishi Rugby Stadium(Iwate)
3 August, Japan v Tonga at Hanazono Rugby Stadium(Osaka)
10 August, USA v Japan at ANZ Stadium(Fiji)

Warm-up match
6 September, Japan v South Africa at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium(Saitama)



About Nations Championship
A Japan media said World Rugby offered Japan to attend NC 2022 and JRFU thought positive about it but were worried about the competition method.

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby ShyLockNo5 » Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 16:31

Amargo wrote:I am just watching the semis of the Top League (Yamaha vs Santory went to overtime) ans was wondering what's the problem with further developing this league. I see good crowds, it's air on TV, I've found several bars showing it, some big names (Gitteau v/s Goromaru in this game). I'm sure there should be a reason for looking abroad.


Unrelated question. The have some golden point rule for overtime? I really didn't like that.


Is Goromaru out of the picture for Japan? How come?

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby DotJP » Mon, 04 Mar 2019, 17:01

Pacific Challenge 2019
at ANZ Stadium(Suva, Fiji)

8, March
Junior Japan v Samoa A
Fiji Warriors v Tonga A

12, March
Tonga A v Samoa A
Fiji Warriors v Junior Japan

16, March
Tonga A v Junior Japan
Fiji Warriors v Samoa A

https://www.world.rugby/tournament/1927

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby 4N » Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 13:25

Sunwolves apparently on the chopping block.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super ... uper-rugby

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 21:10

4N wrote:Sunwolves apparently on the chopping block.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super ... uper-rugby


:lol: Why would they want to continue in a country of 120m, in the perfect timezone for Aus/NZ and that in 2015 had more people watch a rugby match than live in Australia or NZ combined?

But its the rotten European clubs that are fucking their finances. :roll:

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby 4N » Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 22:08

If that’s not enough, Japan were just talking about how the timing of the World League will be difficult for them without Super Rugby.

Jamie Joseph wrote:“It will be tough, but if we can improve the Sunwolves and get that team sorted out properly and (Japanese) players can all play Super Rugby year in, year out, then yeah, in the future, why not?” he said of Japan’s participation in the league.


At least the Aussies are making the right call for once, they want them to stay.

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby Working Class Rugger » Sat, 09 Mar 2019, 02:45

4N wrote:Sunwolves apparently on the chopping block.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super ... uper-rugby


If they are cut I'd like to see them move across to GRR. Not that I think they should be cut. They've shown good form so far this season. They've been hamstrung by having to play 'home' games away from home to suit others and from constant rotation of talent. If seem to have found a solid core now and are producing some really good Rugby. I'm not a betting man but I've put a sneaky $50 on them to beat the Blues. If they want to go to the straight round robin then fine but keep the Sunwolves involved.

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby Working Class Rugger » Sat, 09 Mar 2019, 02:46

4N wrote:If that’s not enough, Japan were just talking about how the timing of the World League will be difficult for them without Super Rugby.

Jamie Joseph wrote:“It will be tough, but if we can improve the Sunwolves and get that team sorted out properly and (Japanese) players can all play Super Rugby year in, year out, then yeah, in the future, why not?” he said of Japan’s participation in the league.


At least the Aussies are making the right call for once, they want them to stay.


Because last season proved that from an Australian perspective the actually rate and can pull a crowd. The Tahs season high of 18k came from their hosting of the Sunwolves. Certainly more of interest than pretty much all of the SA teams.

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby Hinato » Sat, 09 Mar 2019, 05:28

Working Class Rugger wrote:
4N wrote:If that’s not enough, Japan were just talking about how the timing of the World League will be difficult for them without Super Rugby.

Jamie Joseph wrote:“It will be tough, but if we can improve the Sunwolves and get that team sorted out properly and (Japanese) players can all play Super Rugby year in, year out, then yeah, in the future, why not?” he said of Japan’s participation in the league.


At least the Aussies are making the right call for once, they want them to stay.


Because last season proved that from an Australian perspective the actually rate and can pull a crowd. The Tahs season high of 18k came from their hosting of the Sunwolves. Certainly more of interest than pretty much all of the SA teams.


Surtout pas le Global Rapid Rugby! Ce sera le même foutoir avec les clubs corpos de Top League! Les japonais doivent se concentrer sur leur championnat et le renforcer (en réduisant notamment le nombre de clubs). Ils ont de quoi en faire un championnat encore plus solide.

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby iul » Sat, 30 Mar 2019, 17:22

https://amp.rnz.co.nz/article/9541a0dc- ... 16908f939b
Interesting article about Japanese rugby the the issues they are facing at youth level

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Re: Japan Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 06:49

iul wrote:https://amp.rnz.co.nz/article/9541a0dc-8c78-41ae-8fdc-9816908f939b
Interesting article about Japanese rugby the the issues they are facing at youth level


How are they doing it in the USA? If I am not wrong, the USA school system is quite a mirror of the US system. Are there a lot of youth clubs around?
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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