Rugby World Cup 2019

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A guide to Top League rugby in Japan

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Rugby only broke its way into the pantheon of professional sports in 1995. The International Rugby Board (IRB) declared its “pro” status (meaning they would now pay players to play) following the success of that year’s Rugby World Cup in South Africa, and the subsequent financial injection from media moguls… Read

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Ruck ’n’ roll: Get the best seats and best entertainment with STH hospitality packages

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Excitement is building among rugby fans in Japan for the Rugby World Cup, the first time the game’s showcase event has been held outside the sport’s powerhouse nations. Rugby World Cup organizers say more than 400,000 foreign visitors are expected for the 48-match tournament which kicks off at Tokyo Stadium… Read

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Teams set for unique Japanese welcome at Rugby World Cup 2019

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With Japan set to welcome the world for Rugby World Cup 2019 next month, the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee and World Rugby have announced details of the very special and uniquely Japanese welcome that the 20 teams will receive at official team welcome ceremonies and unveiled the official participation… Read

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The 12 must-pack items for your visit to Japan for the Rugby World Cup

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With only weeks to go before thousands of rugby fans board planes to Japan, we’ve put together a checklist of essential items for your trip-of-a-lifetime packing list.  If you’re visiting Japan for the very first time, be sure to check off the items below to avoid missing out. Photo: Chatree… Read

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Match officials kit unveiled for Rugby World Cup 2019

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The technologically advanced and contemporary kit, produced by Rugby World Cup official partner Canterbury, features a design that plays on the unique story and palette of the Rugby World Cup 2019 look and feel and the jerseys come in three distinctive colours – green, purple and red. The squad of… Read

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Nationwide fanzones to play key role in fan engagement at Rugby World Cup 2019

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With Rugby World Cup 2019 on track to be a sell-out, and with rugby fever taking hold across Japan, the tournament is set to welcome the largest ever visitor numbers to Rugby World Cup fanzones. Spread across the 12 Host Cities, the 16 fanzones will offer both ticketed and non-ticketed… Read

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Japan climbs to 9th in world rugby rankings

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For all the talk of Wales potentially reaching the top of the World Rugby Rankings at the All Blacks' expense, it was two of Eddie Jones' former teams – Australia and Japan – and his current employers England who were the headline acts of the past weekend. Taking Japan for starters, the… Read

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Online sales for remaining Rugby World Cup tickets to start at 6 p.m. Saturday

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Remaining Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket inventory will be available for a final general sales phase set to begin at 18:00 JST on Saturday at www.rugbyworldcup.com/tickets. These tickets will be a mixture of seats released from ongoing venue planning and configuration and handbacks from the tournament's commercial program and unions,… Read

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Flagship official Rugby World Cup Megastore to open in Tokyo on Aug 22

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The flagship official Rugby World Cup 2019 Megastore will open in Tokyo on Aug 22 and will be located in one of the world’s busiest locations. With the final countdown to rugby’s biggest event well and truly on, the 1,000-square-meter megastore will be located in Shinjuku Odakyu Park in front… Read

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50 days to go until Rugby World Cup kicks off

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Rugby World Cup fever is taking hold across Japan as the country counts down 50 days to go until the host nation plays Russia in the opening match at Tokyo Stadium on Sept 20. With 400,000 international rugby fans set to descend upon Japan and with excitement building among local… Read

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