Shizuoka Rugby Information


TM © Rugby World Cup Limited 2015


4 years after their historical victory, the "Blossoms" are back bigger and better than ever!

Although Japan failed to enter the quarterfinals in 2015,the victory they achieved in iconic match shocked the whole world! Nicknamed the Brave Blossoms, the Japan team is determined to claim the throne in Asia's first Rugby World Cup and bloom the flowers of victory!

アイルランド IRELANDアイルランド IRELAND

A veteran team who displayed their prowess in 2017

An extremely powerful team, in Pool A playing against Japan. The Irish team consists of both Ireland and North Ireland players. Their striking green jerseys make their splendid performances dazzling to watch. Faced off against Japan in 2017 at Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA and will be facing off again this Rugby World Cup.


The rugby giants, two-time winner of the Rugby World Cup

As shown in the movie "Invictus", South Africa boasts a miraculous team that overcame all odds and achieved home victory at the Rugby World Cup 1995. Although they lost a match to Japan in 2015, they achieved an impressive third place that year.

イタリア ITALY

More than just soccer! They're aiming for the quarterfinals

Famous for Their prowess in soccer, the Italians have great passion for Rugby as well. They play magnificently in their outstanding azure jerseys, giving them the nicknamed Azzurri. Although they lost to South Africa in the past 12 matches, Italy achieved a stunning victory against in 2016.

スコットランド SCOTLANDスコットランド SCOTLAND

A powerful team who smashed JAPAN in the previous Rugby world Cup

The birthplace of Rugby Sevens, Scotland and Japan have faced off thrice in the past Rugby World Cups.Their extremely performances and skillful play clinched them an easy victory against Japan in the previous Rugby World Cup, sealing their spot in the quarterfinals.


Warriors trained by the harsh weather in the North

Nicknamed the Bears, their extremely strength gives them a great advantage against opponents. Made their Rugby World Cup debut in 2011, and this year will be their second time participating. Due to intensive training in recent years, Russia is a dark horse for the champion this Rugby World Cup.


Runner-up in the previous Rugby World Cup. This year, they're aiming for the top.

participates in yearly matches against New Zealand, the most powerful team in the region. Have been consistently performing well and finished second in the previous Rugby World Cup. Nicknamed the Wallabies, they amaze spectators with their agile movements and quick reflexes, just like the animal they're named after.


Famed for their strong martial arts skills and physical ability

Made their Rugby World Cup debut in 2003 and continued evolving ever since. Won against Tonga and Namibia the previous Rugby World Cup, clinching them 3rd place in the pool.Strong in martial arts, Georgia has won Olympic medals in wrestling and judo. Their proficiency in hand-to-hand combat makes for an exciting rugby match.

World ranking:2019.4.5