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Welcome to our first Japanese rugby podcast - in this episode we introduce ourselves and the various forms of Japanese rugby. We hope you listen regularly and learn a lot about Japanese rugby as we lead up to the 2019 World Cup.

Welcome to our first Japanese rugby podcast - in this episode we introduce ourselves and the various forms of Japanese rugby. We hope you listen regularly and learn a lot about Japanese rugby as we lead up to the 2019 World Cup.
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Japan

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Welcome to our first Japanese rugby podcast - in this episode we introduce ourselves and the various forms of Japanese rugby. We hope you listen regularly and learn a lot about Japanese rugby as we lead up to the 2019 World Cup.

Language:

English

Contact:

080-3729-2573


Episodes

#44 Sunwolves CEO Yuji Watase

2/26/2018
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Sunwolves CEO Yuji Watase talks about pre-season, whether they can really make the top 5 this season, and his future plans for his team. He also talks about the highs and lows of running a Super Rugby franchise, and responds to criticisms often made against the Sunwolves.

Duration:00:29:10

#43 Sunwolves Preview 2018 - Hayden Parker and Rich Freeman

2/19/2018
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New signing Hayden Parker tells us all about pre-season training and his hopes for the campaign, while Kyodo News journalist Rich Freeman breaks down the squad and gives thoughts on who should make the starting fifteen. Music: Rumble - Bensound.com. Photo courtesy of Rich Freeman.

Duration:00:59:11

#42 James Haskell - Life in Japan

2/9/2018
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We talk to the British and Irish Lions, England international and current Wasps player, James Haskell, about his time in Japan playing for Ricoh Rams. He tells us all about his adventures in Tokyo, plus his time with the Lions, and his hopes of playing again for England. Music: Rumble - Bensound.com. Photo courtesy of James Haskell.

Duration:00:59:13

#41 "Japanese Rugby is NOT Dying" - State of Rugby in Japan II with Nate Igel

2/6/2018
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We talk to rugby interpreter and former Tokai University player Nate Igel about Keith Davies' recent podcast regarding problems within the game in Japan. He believes foreigners could and should do more to bridge the cultural gap, and offers advice for people new to Japanese rugby.

Duration:01:10:21

#40 "Japanese rugby is dying" - the state of rugby in Japan with Keith Davies

1/29/2018
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We speak to the 35 year veteran of Japanese rugby Keith Davies about his recent article on discrimination, mismanagement, and poor coaching practices here in the Land of the Rising Sun. Keith tells us more about these problems and the stir it caused on social media. Music: Rumble - Bensound.com

Duration:01:02:17

#39 Jaba Bregvadze on joining the Sunwolves

1/24/2018
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Veteran international hooker Jaba Bregvadze gives his thoughts on joining the Sunwolves and becoming the first Georgian player to play in Super Rugby. Music: Rumble - Bensound.com

Duration:00:21:31

#36 Life at Panasonic with Ben Gunter

9/28/2017
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We talk to Panasonic Wild Knights' loose forward Ben Gunter about how he dealt with the pressure of being the youngest player in Top League and his respect for teammate Ryu Koliniasi Holani.

Duration:00:29:34

#33 Trans-Siberian to RWC 2019 with Nathan Flatman

8/1/2017
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We talk to Nathan Flatman about his 2019 Rugby World Cup travel plans, as he attempts a 25,000km round trip from England to Japan via the Trans-Siberian Railway. If you want to find out more or sponsor his trip, check out his blog here: https://japanrugby.blog/ Image courtesy of Boccaccio1 on flickr

Duration:00:27:41

#32 Misogi and Fiji Rugby with John Pryor- 12:07:2017, 14.51

7/12/2017
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We talk to Eddie Jones' previous S&C coach John Pryor about his new job with Fiji, his old job with Japan, and taking his Suntory players for a spot of misogi in Nagano... Music: Rumble - Bensound.com

Duration:00:39:51

#31 June Tests Review with Rich Freeman, Joseph, Leitch & Thompson

6/30/2017
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We wrap up the June tests with Rich Freeman, and get the post-match reaction from Japan head coach Jamie Joseph, captain Michael Leitch and veteran Luke Thompson. Cover by John Gunning - Inside Sport: Japan Music: Rumble - Bensound.com

Duration:00:37:56

#30 William Tupou on Japan debut and Sunwolves

6/16/2017
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We talk to the Japanese debutant William Tupou about his recent Japanese call-up, playing for the Sunwolves and his experiences with Coca Cola Red Sparks. Cover art by Tae fsg-art.jp/rugby/ Music: Rumble - Bensound.com

Duration:00:17:48

#29 Brave Blossoms' Preview with William Tupou and Rich Freeman

6/6/2017
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William Tupou gives us his reaction to his first Brave Blossoms' call-up, and Kyodo News journalist, Rich Freeman, gives his opinions on who should start against Romania on Saturday. Cover art by www.nadegatapenguin.com/ and please follow her on Twitter:@inabayuko / Music: Rumble - Bensound.com

Duration:00:38:57

#28 Latest News - Tiatia - Asian Rugby Champs - World Cup Draw

5/31/2017
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Taito and Lee cover all the latest from Japanese rugby, plus hear from Filo Tiatia about the Cheetahs match, Rich Freeman about the Asian Rugby Champs and The Laird about his new website. Photo by Chris Pfaff - Inside Sport: Japan / Music: Rumble - Bensound.com

Duration:00:34:48

#27 Rewind with Luke Thompson - Playing under Eddie and JK

5/23/2017
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We reminisce with the former Japanese international lock, Luke Thompson. He tells us all about the gruelling boot camps run by Eddie Jones and John Pryor, and that famous win against South Africa. He also gives us an insight into playing for John Kirwan during the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. Photo kindly provided by Yasuyuki Sakuma.

Duration:00:37:26

#26 Uwe Helu - Sunwolves and Yamaha

5/16/2017
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We talk to the Sunwolves and Japanese international lock, Uwe Helu, about his time playing for Yamaha, and his experiences in Super Rugby. Photo by John Gunning - Inside Sport: Japan

Duration:00:20:25

#24 Latest News - Kiwiphobia - Bulls Win - Asia Rugby Champs

4/20/2017
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Taito's back! We talk about that win against the Bulls, the loss against the Crusaders, and the Sunwolves' chances on the rest of the tour down under. We also look at the Japan Sevens team, before looking ahead to the Asia Rugby Championships. Cover art by https://www.nadegatapenguin.com/ and please follow her on Twitter:@inabayuko

Duration:00:30:02

#23 Hayden Cripps - Sunwolves and Life on the Road

3/30/2017
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We talk to the Sunwolves fly half, Hayden Cripps, about the season so far, his rise from the second division to Super Rugby, and who in the squad is the best rapper! Photo provided by Hayden Cripps.

Duration:00:33:51

#22 Rich Freeman: Sunwolves Review

3/22/2017
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We talk to Kyodo news journalist, RIch Freeman, about the Sunwolves season so far, our best 15, and outstanding issues surrounding the squad. We also delve into Jamie Joseph's recent comments on taking over from Eddie, the rise of Chinese rugby, and whether Ayumu Goromaru will ever play for Japan again. Picture provided by http://fsg-art.jp/rugby/

Duration:01:16:42

#21 Lomano Lemeki - Sunwolves, Rio Olympic Sevens, Brave Blossoms, Honda

3/8/2017
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We talk to the Olympian, Brave Blossoms' and Honda winger, Lomano Lemeki. He gives us an injury update, tells us about his hopes of playing for the Sunwolves and the Brave Blossoms in spring, introduces Honda to our listeners, and shares his goals for the world cup in 2019 and the olympics in 2020. Please check out our website for regular match report and features: http://www.jrugbypodcast.com/ Photo provided by Lomano Lemeki

Duration:00:36:25

#20 LATEST SUNWOLVES - Hurricanes & Top League All Stars

2/28/2017
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We look back at the first match of the season against the Hurricanes, and also talk about the Sunwolves' pre-season match against the Top League All Stars with our guest, Ian Ruxton, or 'The Laird of Kitakyushu'. 'John Gunning - Inside Sport: Japan' kindly provided us with the episode cover.

Duration:00:41:02