Japan Nations will never forget how Japanese crushing South Africa 34-32 in Brighton at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. It was one of the greatest upset in the history of Rugby and this year they look a better team than the last world cup with also a home-field advantage.
Japan 2019 World Cup Rugby Pool
Japan are in Pool A together with Russia, Ireland, Samoa, and Scotland.
How the Cherry Blossoms (Japan national rugby union team) Qualified to the World cup
The Brave Blossoms (Japan national rugby union team) are automatically qualified as hosts of the 2019 RWC tournament.
Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 Fixtures
Japan vs Russia Friday, Sep 20 at Tokyo Stadium
Japan vs Ireland Saturday, Sep 28 at Shizuoka Stadium
Japan vs Samoa Saturday, Oct 5 at Toyota Stadium
Japan vs Scotland Sunday, Oct 13 at Yokohama Stadium
Japan Rugby World Cup Players (Squad) for 2019
Japan has named their 31-man Rugby World Cup Players (Squad) for the World Rugby tournament.
Michael Leitch (captain), Koo Ji-won, Keita Inagaki, Isileli Nakajima, Yusuke Kizu, Shota Horie, Hendrik Tui, James Moore, Isileli Nakajima, Takuya Kitade, Asaeli Ai Valu, Atsushi Sakata, Luke Thompson, Wimpie van der Walt, Uwe Helu, Yoshitaka Tokunaga, Lappies Labuschagne, Kazuki Himeno, Amanaki Mafi
Timothy Lafaele, Rikiya Matsuda, Kaito Shigeno, Ataata Moeakiola, Ryoto Nakamura
Yutaka Nagare, Fumiaki Tanaka, Kotaro Matsushima, Yu Tamura, Kenki Fukuoka, Ryohei Yamanaka, William Tupou, Lomano Lemeki.
What TV Channel is the Japan World Cup Match on?
The much-anticipated rugby world cup is set to be hosted by Japan and what better way than watching it live on Nippon TV. World cups have always attracted great audiences and this time will not be an exception. Nippon TV is here to ensure that you will catch all the matches live and on free to air basis so that the thrill of the game will come live at your home or your place of relaxation as you watch the game. Rugby has always been a game loved by many and hence Nippon TV is here not only to ensure that its audience will watch the game live but also to ensure that they are entertained just like they are in the actual stadium. The station has over the years broadcast a wide range of sports events in Japan and hence the world cup too will be catered for.
How to Stream Japan Rugby World Cup?
Nippon TV has acquired broadcasting rights to air the matches on a live basis to ensure that you do not miss out on any of them. There will also be repeats of the matches just if you missed out on your game so you are sorted. The TV station is available on both free to air basis and paid TV to ensure that there a wide national outreach. This means that you will be able to watch from the opening match till the closing match on Nippon TV. There is a great fan base in the country of rugby and now being brought closer to your television by Nippon TV is one thing not to miss out on.
Just how do you tune to Nippon TV? You have a couple of options actually hence making it more convenient for you. First is that you can actually stream the station on their official TV live stream. This means convenience at any place provided you have access to the internet. Secondly is the couple of signal numbers both on analog and digital translators. It consists of channel 25 UHF and 4 LCN. Japan being the host country brings the anxiety home and what better way than to quench the thirst with Nippon TV.