Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU)

Panasonic beat Teikyo University to complete double

31 January, 2016

Panasonic beat Teikyo University…

TOKYO (Jan. 31) - Panasonic Wild Knights added the 53rd All-Japan Championship to the 2015-16 Japan Rugby Top League crown th...

Sanix promoted to Top League, NTT Docomo relegated

30 January, 2016

Sanix promoted to Top League, NT…

FUKUOKA (Jan. 30) – Munakata Sanix Blues will take part in the 2016-17 Japan Rugby Top League season following a 19-15 win ov...

Horie named Top League MVP

26 January, 2016

Horie named Top League MVP

TOKYO (Jan. 26) – Panasonic Wild Knights captain Shota Horie was named Japan Rugby Top League 2015-16 season MVP on Monday.

Panasonic win 3rd straight Top League title

24 January, 2016

Panasonic win 3rd straight Top L…

TOKYO (Jan. 24) - Panasonic Wild Knights won their third straight Japan Rugby Top League title, and fourth overall, on Sunday...

5th to 16th spots in Top League determined

23 January, 2016

5th to 16th spots in Top League …

TOKYO (Jan. 23) – The penultimate day of the 2015-16 Japan Rugby Top League season saw six matches played as positions fifth ...

Panasonic, Toshiba to face off in LIXIL Cup final

16 January, 2016

Panasonic, Toshiba to face off i…

TOKYO (Jan. 16) – Panasonic Wild Knights will play Toshiba Brave Lupus in next week's LIXIL Cup final – the playoff tournamen...

Panasonic, Kobe, Toshiba, Yamaha reach LIXIL Cup semifinals

09 January, 2016

Panasonic, Kobe, Toshiba, Yamaha…

YOKOHAMA (Jan. 9) - Panasonic Wild Knights will play Kobe Kobelco Steelers and Toshiba Brave Lupus will take on Yamaha Jubilo...

Panasonic, Yamaha top seeds for LIXIL Cup

27 December, 2015

Panasonic, Yamaha top seeds for …

TOKYO (Dec. 26) – Panasonic Wild Knights and Yamaha Jubilo head into the LIXIL Cup – the playoffs to determine the Japan Rugb...

Panasonic edge Kubota to make playoffs

20 December, 2015

Panasonic edge Kubota to make pl…

CHIBA (Dec. 20) - Panasonic Wild Knights became the fifth team overall and the first from Group A to make the Japan Rugby Top...

Kobe hand Yamaha 1st loss of season

19 December, 2015

Kobe hand Yamaha 1st loss of sea…

TOKYO (Dec. 19) – The four teams from Group B to advance to the LIXIL Cup – the playoffs to determine the Japan Rugby Top Lea...

Canon book spot in playoffs

13 December, 2015

Canon book spot in playoffs

TOKYO (Dec 13) - Naoki Moriya's man-of-the-match performance ensured that Canon Eagles became the fourth to book a spot in th...

3 teams book their spots in LIXIL Cup

12 December, 2015

3 teams book their spots in LIXI…

TOKYO (Dec 12) -  Yamaha Jubilo, Toyota Verblitz and Kobe Kobelco Steelers became the first sides to book the spots in the LI...

Big crowd watches Yamaha beat Coca-Cola

06 December, 2015

Big crowd watches Yamaha beat Co…

TOKYO (Dec. 6) – Round 4 of the Japan Rugby Top League drew to a conclusion Sunday with five games played in front of big cro...

Panasonic end NTT Comms unbeaten run

05 December, 2015

Panasonic end NTT Comms unbeaten…

KUMAGAYA, Japan (Dec. 5) - Panasonic Wild Knights maintained their unbeaten start to the 2015-16 Japan Rugby Top League seaso...

NTT Docomo snap Kobe's winning streak

30 November, 2015

NTT Docomo snap Kobe's winning s…

TOKYO (Nov. 29) -  NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes provided the shock of Round 3 of the 2015-2016 Japan Rugby Top League season as ...

Sakura Sevens qualify for Rio Olympics

29 November, 2015

Sakura Sevens qualify for Rio Ol…

TOKYO (Nov. 29) – The Japan Women's seven team booked their ticket to the Rio Olympics on Sunday by beating Kazakhstan 14-7 i...

Messam scores on debut as Toshiba beat Honda

28 November, 2015

Messam scores on debut as Toshib…

TOKYO (Nov. 28) - Rugby World Cup 2015 winner Liam Messam scored on his Top League debut Saturday as Toshiba Brave Lupus down...

Sakura Sevens continue good form on Day 1 in Tokyo

28 November, 2015

Sakura Sevens continue good form…

TOKYO (Nov. 28) - The Japan women's sevens team remained unbeaten following the first day of the second leg of the Asian Rugb...

Kobe top NEC to stay unbeaten

22 November, 2015

Kobe top NEC to stay unbeaten

KASHIWA, Japan (Nov. 22) - Andy Ellis picked up his second straight man-of-the-match award Sunday as Kobe Kobelco Steelers be...

Panasonic, Yamaha top respective groups

21 November, 2015

Panasonic, Yamaha top respective…

TOKYO (Nov. 21) – With one game remaining in Round 2 of the Japan Rugby Top League 2015-16, last year's LIXIL Cup finalists t...

Kobe edge past Canon

15 November, 2015

Kobe edge past Canon

KOBE (Nov. 15) – The opening weekend of the 2015-16 Japan Rugby Top League season came to a conclusion Sunday with Kobe Kobel...

Goromaru passes 1,000 Top League points

14 November, 2015

Goromaru passes 1,000 Top League…

TOKYO (Nov. 14) – Yamaha Jubilo fullback Ayumu Goromaru became just the second player to pass 1,000 Japan Rugby Top League po...

Panasonic open TL season with big win over Suntory

13 November, 2015

Panasonic open TL season with bi…

TOKYO (Nov. 13) – Panasonic Wild Knights opened the 2015-16 Japan Rugby Top League season with a 38-5 win over Suntory Sungol...

08 November, 2015

Japan men win Olympic ticket

HONG KONG (Nov. 8) – Japan's men's sevens team qualified for the Rio Olympics on Sunday beating Hong Kong 24-10 in the final ...

Japan sevens teams unbeaten on 1st day of Olympic qualifiers

07 November, 2015

Japan sevens teams unbeaten on 1…

HONG KONG (Nov. 7) – Japan's sevens team put themselves in the driving seat for qualification for the Rio Olympics on Saturda...

Jones praises players after RWC exit

12 October, 2015

Jones praises players after RWC …

GLOUCESTER, England (Oct. 11) – Japan coach Eddie Jones was adamant the post match press conference following Sunday's 28-1...

Japan top United States to end RWC with 3 wins

11 October, 2015

Japan top United States to end R…

GLOUCESTER, England (Oct. 11)- Japan became the first team to win three games at a Rugby World Cup and not progress to the ...

Japan look to end RWC 2015 on high after last 8 hopes dashed

10 October, 2015

Japan look to end RWC 2015 on hi…

GLOUCESTER, England (Oct. 10) – Japan will be heading home after their final Pool B game against the United States on Sunda...

Jones hands World Cup debuts to Fujita, Wing

09 October, 2015

Jones hands World Cup debuts to …

WARWICK, England (Oct. 9 ) - Eddie Jones has named the Japan side to play the United States on Sunday in Pool B of Rugby Wo...

07 October, 2015

Super Rugby Japanese Team name, …

Super Rugby Japanese Team name, "SUNWOLVES" was announced.

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