Japan women's national rugby union team

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Japan
UnionJapan Rugby Football Union
Team kit
First international
 Japan 0-62 France 
(Aberavon, Wales 6 April 1991)
Largest win
 Japan 78-0 Hong Kong 
(Bangkok, Thailand 3 June 2005)
Largest defeat
 United States 121-0 Japan 
(Melrose, Scotland 15 April 1994)
World Cup
Appearances3 (First in 1991)

The Japan women's national rugby union team are a national sporting side of Japan, representing them at rugby union. The side first played in 1991.

History[edit]

Japan made their debut at the 1991 Women's Rugby World Cup. Since then, Japan has appeared at three other editions of the World Cup in, the 1994, 2002 and 2017.

The team has won the Asia Rugby Women's Championship in 2015,[1] 2016 and 2017.

Squad[edit]

Japan's 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup squad:[2][3]

Forwards

  • Makoto Ebuchi
  • Mizuho Kataoka
  • Seina Saito (C)
  • Ayano Sakurai
  • Yui Shiozaki
  • Yuki Sue
  • Ayaka Suzuki
  • Sayaka Suzuki
  • Misaki Suzuki
  • Maki Takano
  • Aya Nakajima
  • Ai Hyugaji
  • Maiko Fujimoto
  • Mateitoga Bogdraumanadave
  • Saki Minami
  • Aoi Mimura
 

Backs

  • Keiko Kato
  • Riho Kurogi
  • Mayu Shimizu
  • Ai Tasaka
  • Moe Tsukui
  • Honoka Tsutsumi
  • Makiko Tomita
  • Iroha Nagata
  • Yumeno Noda
  • Eriko Hirano
  • Wasana Fukushima
  • Minori Yamamoto

Results summary[edit]

(Full internationals only)

Rugby: Japan internationals 1991-
Opponent First game Played Won Drawn Lost Percentage
 Canada 1994 1 0 0 1 0.00%
 Fiji 2016 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 France 1991 2 0 0 2 0.00%
 Hong Kong 1998 11 10 0 1 90.91%
 Ireland 1994 3 1 0 2 33.33%
 Italy 2002 1 0 0 1 0.00%
 Kazakhstan 2005 7 0 0 7 0.00%
 Netherlands 2002 2 1 0 1 50.00%
 Samoa 2000 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Singapore 2007 4 4 0 0 100.00%
 Spain 1991 2 0 0 2 0.00%
 Sweden 1991 2 1 0 1 50.00%
 United States 1994 1 0 0 1 0.00%
Summary 1991 38 19 0 19 50.00%

Results[edit]

See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering

Full internationals[edit]

[48]
1991-04-06 (WC) France  62-0  Japan Aberavon [19/1/1]
[56]
1991-04-10 (WC) Japan  0-20  Sweden Llanharan [2/8/1]
[62]
1991-04-11 (WC) Japan  0-30  Spain Cardiff [3/4/1]
[86]
1994-04-13 (WC) Japan  10-5  Sweden Melrose [3/11/2]
[89]
1994-04-15 (WC) Japan  0-121  United States Melrose [4/16/1]
[96]
1994-04-17 (WC) France  99-0  Japan Edinburgh Academicals RFC [27/5/2]
[101]
1994-04-20 (WC) Canada  57-0  Japan Melrose [13/6/1]
[104]
1994-04-23 (WC) Ireland  11-3  Japan Boroughmuir [6/7/1]
[188]
1998-04-08 Japan  42-14  Hong Kong Kumagaya Rugby Stadium [8/1/1]
[189]
1998-04-12 Japan  39-0  Hong Kong Kumagaya Rugby Stadium [9/2/2]
[289]
2000-09-01 Samoa  10-12  Japan Apia Park [1/10/1]
[296]
2000-12-15 (WCQ) Hong Kong  0-62  Japan Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong [3/11/3]
[367]
2002-05-13 (WC) Spain  62-0  Japan Barcelona [45/12/1]
[374]
2002-05-17 (WC) Italy  30-3  Japan Barcelona [37/13/1]
[379]
2002-05-20 (WC) Japan  37-3  Netherlands Barcelona [14/58/1]
[387]
2002-05-24 (WC) Ireland  0-18  Japan Barcelona [48/15/2]
[470]
2004-11-06 Netherlands  15-7  Japan Amsterdam [66/16/2]
[472]
2004-11-14 Ireland  55-0  Japan Donnybrook [62/17/3]
[504]
2005-06-03 (WCQ) Hong Kong  0-78  Japan Bangkok [4/18/4]
[507]
2005-06-05 (WCQ) Kazakhstan  19-3  Japan Bangkok [32/19/1]
[649]
2007-11-02 (AC) Japan  6-10  Kazakhstan Kunming [20/38/2]
[650]
2007-11-04 (AC) Japan  20-7  Singapore Kunming [21/4/1]
[707]
2008-06-05 (AC) Japan  17-10  Singapore Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [22/6/2]
[710]
2008-06-07 (AC) Kazakhstan  39-3  Japan Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [41/23/3]
[773]
2009-11-04 (WCQ) Singapore  11-35  Japan Republic Polytechnic, Singapore [10/24/3]
[776]
2009-11-06 (WCQ) Japan  5-43  Kazakhstan Padang, Singapore [25/43/4]
[825]
2010-05-22 Japan  17-0  Hong Kong Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo [27/15/5]
[882]
2011-04-29 Hong Kong  0-15  Japan Hong Kong [17/28/6]
[945]
2012-05-19 Japan  61-15  Hong Kong Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo [29/19/7]
[952]
2012-07-05 (AC) Japan  41-17  Hong Kong Kunshan, China [30/20/8]
[955]
2012-07-07 (AC) Japan  8-17  Kazakhstan Kunshan, China [31/53/25]
[1011]
2013-09-04 (AC) Japan  82-0  Hong Kong Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan [32/22/9]
[1014]
2013-09-07 (AC) Kazakhstan  25-23  Japan Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan [55/33/26]
[1040]
2014-05-18 (AC) Japan  37-5  Singapore Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [34/22/4]
[1043]
2014-05-21 (AC) Hong Kong  15-14  Japan Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [28/35/10]
[1045]
2014-05-24 (AC) Kazakhstan  49-17  Japan Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [56/36/5]
[1109]
2015-05-09 (AC) Japan  27-12  Kazakhstan Level-5 Stadium, Fukuoka [37/65/8]
[1110]
2015-05-23 (AC) Hong Kong  12-27  Japan Aberdeen Sports Ground, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [29/38/10]
[1174]
2016-12-13 Japan  55–0  Fiji Hong Kong [39/5/1]
[1175]
2016-12-17 Hong Kong  8–20  Japan Hong Kong [33/40/11]
[1196]
2017-06-11 Wales  10–52  Japan Ystrad Mynach [178/41/1]
[1201]
2017-07-08 (ARC) Japan  58–0  Hong Kong Shiroyama [42/35/12]
[1203]
2017-07-15 (ARC) Hong Kong  19–60  Japan Hong Kong [36/43/13]
[1210]
2017-08-09 (WC) France  72–14  Japan Billings Park UCD, Dublin [214/45/3]
[1215]
2017-08-13 (WC) Ireland  24–14  Japan UCD Bowl, Dublin [150/46/4]
[1220]
2017-08-17 (WC) Australia  29–15  Japan Billings Park UCD, Dublin [47/47/1]

Other matches[edit]

[-]
2009-09-23 Burnaby Lake WRFC  25-24  Japan Burnaby Lake [-]
[-]
2009-09-26 British Columbia  38-0  Japan Brockton Oval, Vancouver [-]
[-]
2010-09-02 Richmond WRFC  27-5  Japan Old Deer Park [-]
[-]
2010-09-04 Saracens WRFC  10-34  Japan Bramley Road, Southgate [-]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan's women crowned Asian champions for first time". World Rugby.org. 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Top eight the goal for determined Japan". 31 July 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Irish Rugby". irishrugby.ie. Retrieved 2017-08-13.

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