The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the 9th edition and will be held in the loving regions of Japan. Indeed, it will be a long-running tournament where it will start from September 20 and will run until the 2nd of November. Talking about the Japan Rugby World Cup Squad, the team is looking quite confident and will try to beat every single Rugby Team.
Also, it’s the first time when the Rugby World Cup is held in Asia where massive crowd gathering is expected. Even more, the logo of the Rugby World Cup is finding resemblance with the Japan logo that appears to be attractive.
Now, to discuss the Japan Rugby World Cup Squad 2019 Squad, this article is for Rugby diehard fans.
Come along as we are about to unwrap the Japan RWC 2019 squad for our lovely lovers.
Essential Detailing about the Japan Rugby World Cup Squad
First of all, talking about the venue assignments, they were assigned in September 2015. Also, every decision was taken into the authority where the board of directors was actively involved.
Speaking about the opening ceremony of the RWC 2019, it is all set to begin from September 20, 2019, in the Tokyo stadium. We guess, almost every Rugby lover must have purchased their tickets.
Coming down towards the Japan Rugby World Cup Squad, they have officially announced their squad.
Japan’s coach John Kirwan announced his squad right on Saturday where plenty of the fans felt surprised.
Mainly, the team is focusing on their first match against Australia, where a perfect winning squad selection is the necessity.
As the RWC 2019 is held in Japan, the team carries the dreams of over a million Japan people who hope that Japan Rugby team brings the world cup home.
Now, talking about the forwards from the Japan Team, Kirwan selected 16 forwards where captain Takuro Miuchi is a sure shot player — followed by 14 back which includes star player Daisuke Ohata along with six back up players.
Even more, the team composes of players such as Luke Thompson, Luatangi Vatubei, Hare Makiri along with Phillip O-Reily.
Talking about the center-backs, Bryce Robins along with Nataliela Oto and Winger Christian Loamanu are strong enough in this position.
Right on Sunday, the Japan team is all set to leave for Italy where they will play against them on August 18. Also, another warm-up match is kept against Japan right on August 25.
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Japan Rugby World Cup Match Schedule
First of all, the Japan RWC team will play their first match against Russia. Though Russia is a stronger rugby team, they will try their best to defeat them at their home ground.
Followed by matches against Ireland, Samoa, and Scotland in the Pool A, we can expect tons of excitement and enthusiasm from the home team.
Japan RWC 2019 Squad Player Names
- Forwards: Hitoshi Ono, Takanori Kumagae, Luatangi Vatuvei, Luke Thompson, Takuro Miuchi (captain), Yasunori Watanabe, Hajime Kiso, Hare Makiri, Philip O’Reilly, Takamichi Sasaki. Ryo Yamamura, Masahito Yamamoto, Tomokazu Soma, Tatsukichi Nishiura, Yuji Matsubara, Mitsugu Yamamoto.
- Backs: Bryce Robins, Daisuke Ohata, Hirotoki Onozawa, Kosuke Endo, Christian Loamanu, Go Aruga. Yuki Yatomi, Tomoki Yoshida, Eiji Ando, Kousei Ono, Shotaro Onishi, Nataniela Oto, Yuta Imamura, Koji Taira.
- Back up players: Kim Chul-Won, James Arlidge. : Takahiro Sugiura, Yuta Inose, Taku Inokuchi, Ryota Asano.
Wrapping Things Up
Summing up the entire article, we hope that the Japanese Rugby fans must have got every detailing about the Japanese Rugby World Cup Squad. Indeed, it’s their home ground, and a team like Japan would like to live up to the expectations of their fans.
Since their first match is against, Russia, they must be training hard in practice matches.
Also, they will play against Italy in their first warm-up match from where, the foundation of a stronger Japan RWC 19 team will be formed, for sure.