June 11, 2005

RiJ No.2 Vol.23

  • Super Cup: wrap-up
  • RWC 07 Asian Qualification
  • Ireland tour to Japan 05
  • The Rumour Mill
  • On the Horizon
    • Ireland to Japan
    • Newcastle Falcons to Japan
June 2, 2005

Bridesmaids. Again.

Tokyo Gaijin 0 Komaba WMM 12
Another year, another final, another disappointment. 
Despite a sterling first-half effort into the wind against the overwhelming favourites - in two years and eight matches of Tokyo Cup rugby, Komaba WMM had not failed to post 50 points in a game - Tokyo Gaijin eventually succumbed to some elusive running and, perhaps, a degree of over-confidence that resulted from the monumental first 40.
May 30, 2005

Rugby in Japan

RiJ looks at the Super Cup this week.
May 18, 2005

Rugby in Japan Newsletter Vol2, No.20

May 17, 2005 



  • RWC 07 Asian Qualification
    • (Japan 91 d Hong Kong 3)
    • Korea 31 ded by Japan 50
  • Sanix World Rugby Youth
  • The Rumour Mill
  • On the Horizon


RiJ this week brings you continuing Asian Qualification for RWC 07. The Sunday before in Tokyo the CBs played their first home Test of the season & put Hong Kong to the sword 91-3.  This weekend in Seoul the CBs took revenge for the draw last year with a 50-31 victory over Korea. RiJ also squeezes in this week a brief report on the recent Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament 2005. Bit of a mouthful, but a good tourney that brings together an interesting mix of Rugby & social cultures through high schools.