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Rugby World Cup 2019

UK and Sapporo bond over beer and rugby

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Katsuhiro Akimoto, the mayor of Sapporo, is a keen fan of cinema and likes to cook. He also loves sport and is very passionate about his clean, green city playing host to two matches in this year’s Rugby World Cup: one between Australia and Fiji and the other between Tonga and England.… Read

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Remaining Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket sales dates revealed as first tickets shipped to international fans

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With 64 day to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan, tickets destined for international fans began shipping Thursday from the DHL Express Tokyo Gateway. This significant milestone was marked with a symbolic ticket dispatch ceremony in which the very first batch of tickets were officially passed… Read

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World Rugby confirms scrum law amendment

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Reaffirming its commitment to evidence-based injury-reduction in the sport, World Rugby has announced details of a minor amendment to the scrum law, reducing the ‘axial’ or rotational load on front row players on engagement. The amendment to Law 19.10b (https://laws.worldrugby.org/?law=19) outlaws the practice of front-rows placing their heads onto opposition… Read

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Mobal's new SIM card bundle includes Drinking Passport and beer for rugby fans in Japan

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With Japan expecting around 400,000 rugby fans pouring in for the big event in three months, Mobal, provider of Japanese voice & data SIM cards for international visitors & residents, has stepped in to answer the concerns and fears that Japan may very well run out of beer. With each… Read

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Rugby World Cup 2019 unveils match ticket designs

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The Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket designs were unveiled Monday during a launch event held at the historic Meiji Kinenkan in central Tokyo. Blending the traditional Japanese art form of Musha-e, or Warrior Art, with Rugby World Cup 2019 themed motifs, the three ticket designs capture both the strong sense… Read

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Rugby World Cup mascots call on fans to 'pass it back' and help disadvantaged children in Asia

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With just under 100 days to go until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, World Rugby and ChildFund have announced that the tournament's mascots – Ren-G – are lending their support as ambassadors to ChildFund Pass It Back, a key component of Rugby World Cup 2019’s Impact Beyond legacy… Read

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International players, coaches and referees at the heart of Rugby World Cup 2019 disciplinary team

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World Rugby has announced the team of citing commissioners and judicial chairs and panel members for Rugby World Cup 2019, which kicks off on 20 September. Reflecting the international federation’s commitment to alignment between the on-field and off-field sanctioning process, the team has been selected on merit following a full… Read

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Rugby World Cup 2019 general ticket sales to resume on Saturday

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Following unprecedented demand across both the 2018 ticket ballot phases and first come first served general sales in 2019, Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket sales will recommence at 6 p.m. Japan Standard Time (JST) on Saturday and run until the end of July 2019 at https://tickets.rugbyworldcup.com/. While ticket availability will… Read

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World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019 to take place in July and August

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The kick-off times for the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019, scheduled to take place in July and August, have been confirmed. The competition features Canada, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and USA, and will be played across three competition dates on 27 July, 3 August and 9-10 August 2019. With… Read

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Qualifiers kick off in June for Olympic rugby 7s in Tokyo

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Continental qualifiers for the rugby sevens competition at the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in June. The top four teams in the World Sevens Series will qualify automatically, and currently both gold medalists from the inaugural Olympic rugby sevens tournament in Rio de Janeiro - the Australian women's team and… Read

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