Japan National Rugby Union Abandoned activities within the year "Athletes' Safety First" September 14, 21:21
Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the Japanese national rugby union has abandoned this activity, and head coach Jamie Joseph said, "I am very sorry, but I put the safety of the players first."
The test matches scheduled by the Japanese national team, who made it to the Top 8 for the first time in last year's Rugby World Cup, have been canceled due to the effects of the new coronavirus.
According to the Japan Rugby Union, we sought to hold training camps in Japan and overseas after that, but we couldn't do it.
For this reason, the Japanese national team will abandon activities within the year, and at an online press conference held on the 14th, coach Jamie Joseph head coach said, "There is also the momentum of the World Cup, and many fans were looking forward to it. I think it was. I'm very sorry, but the decision to put the safety of the players first was correct. "
On the other hand, he said, "The players have spent tight days until the World Cup. It is a positive thing to be able to take a break even though there were many injured players."
It is said that the schedule for next year for the Japanese national team is undecided at this point, but Kensuke Iwabuchi, managing director of the Japan Rugby Union, said, "Next year, the players will be positive and the people who support them will have to make an exciting game. I'm thinking. "