Rugby Japan National Team to cancel test match in Japan New Corona May 15 17:12

Japan Rugby National Team scheduled for domestic competition next month and July with strong players Wales and England have been canceled due to the new coronavirus.

It was canceled next week in Wales, scheduled for Shizuoka City on 27th, England in July 4, scheduled for Oita City, England, scheduled for July 11, Kobe City. There are 3 games in total.

The test match with Wales, who entered the best four in the World Cup last year, and England, the runner-up, was a valuable opportunity for the Japanese national team to strengthen, but the Japan Rugby Association had a lot of talks with the international organization, World Rugby. As a result, with the spread of the new coronavirus spreading worldwide, we decided to cancel it because we could not guarantee complete preparation and safe operation.

Japan representative Jamie Joseph Head Coach commented, "I am sorry that Koshino's Japan representative cannot start the activity, but it is unavoidable considering the global situation of new coronavirus infection."

We are considering the test match with Scotland and Ireland scheduled for overseas this November, depending on the situation.