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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.






#35 - 2019 World Cup Prep. & Top League Round-Up with Rich Freeman

We talk to Kyodo News journalist Rich Freeman about Japan's world cup preparations, the latest from Top League and Shota Horie's hair!

Duration: 00:59:41

#34 Top League Preview - with Ollie Trenchard

Top League is back! We preview all 16 teams with Stats Man, Ollie Trenchard. We look at how the teams performed last season, summer transfer activity and finish by giving our predictions for the coming season. Music: Rumble - Bensound.com Photo by Chris Pfaff - Inside Sport: Japan

Duration: 00:49:23

#33 Trans-Siberian to RWC 2019 with Nathan Flatman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#19 Sunwolves with Edward Quirk

We reminisce with the joint captain of the Sunwolves, Edward Quirk, about the team's performance last year, before turning our attention to the 2017 Super Rugby season. We talk about some of the challenges facing the Sunwolves squad, life on the road, and being ginger! Our episode photo was kindly provided by John Gunning - Inside Sport: Japan www.insidesportjapan.com

Duration: 00:55:23

#18 Amateur Rugby with Tokyo Crusaders

We talk to the guys at Tokyo Crusaders about amateur rugby in Japan. Club chairman Evan Hitchman, veteran Sean Gibson, and fullback Roy Yorke, give a candid look at the running of the club and its many social functions. We also get an interesting insight into expat rugby, cultural differences and "That loving feeling."

Duration: 00:32:25

#17 LATEST NEWS - Top League Season Review

We wrap up all the latest news from Japanese rugby, including the final round of Top League, the All Japan Championships and the team of the season.

Duration: 00:30:01

#15 LATEST NEWS - Top League & university round-up + 2017 preview

Happy New Year! We round up all the latest news from Top League and the university semi-finals, before looking ahead to the 2017 schedule. It's going to be a busy year for JRugby Podcast, as we cover the climax to the Top League, All Japan Champs, Brisbane Tens, Super Rugby, and test matches against Ireland and Australia. Plus, we hope to interview many more people connected to Japanese rugby.

Duration: 00:31:01

#14 - Panasonic Wild Knights with Taqele Naiyaravoro

We talk to the Wallabies, Waratahs and Panasonic Wild Knights player, Taqele Naiyaravoro. He tells us all about his life in Ota City, his teammates, and his hopes for the future.

Duration: 00:29:04

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