Japan Rugby Union announces test match decision for June next year October 21, 20:41

The Japanese national rugby union, whose test match has been canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus, will play a test match with coalition teams such as England and Ireland for the first time in about a year in June next year.

Japan national rugby union has canceled all five test matches scheduled after the World Cup held in Japan last year due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and is building a team for the World Cup to be held in France three years later. Continues to be unable to proceed.

Under these circumstances, the Japan Rugby Union announced that it has been decided that the Japan national team will play a test match with a coalition team that gathers national team players from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

The venue will be Scotland.

The coalition team is a special team called "British & Irish Lions" that is organized once every four years, and it is the first time to play against the Japanese national team.

Japan national team coach Jamie Joseph head commented, "I can't wait for the Japanese national team player to have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I am very much looking forward to the match."