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Japan Rugby Podcast

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With the Autumn internationals in full swing, JRugbyPodcast catches up with Kyodo News journalist Rich Freeman to discuss Japan's performances so far and to look ahead to the weekend's match against England at Twickenham. We discuss Eddie's rec
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
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
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
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 adv
We talk to Canon Eagles interpreter and former Tokai University player Nate Igel about his response to Keith Davies' recent podcast on the problems surrounding Japanese rugby. Nate gives a different perspective on rugby in Japan, saying foreign
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
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
Kyodo News journalist Rich Freeman gives his thoughts on the upcoming Suntory v Panasonic final, reviews the Top League season, and names his player of the season. Cover art by Tae fsg-art.jp/rugby/ Music: Rumble - Bensound.com
We talk with Kyodo News journalist Rich Freeman about Japan's exploits in the Autumn series, especially their record win against Tonga and their draw against France. We also discuss Dan Carter's move to Kobe Steelers, Sunwolves coaching staff a
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.
We talk to Kyodo News journalist Rich Freeman about Japan's world cup preparations, the latest from Top League and Shota Horie's hair!
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
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:/
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
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
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
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 o
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: Rumb
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 Jo
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
We talk to the Sunwolves lock, Liaki Moli, about the concussion which ruled him out of the New Zealand tour, his background in rugby and who has the craziest hair in the Sunwolves squad! Cover art by Tae http://fsg-art.jp/rugby/
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.
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 by John Gunning - Inside Sport: Japan
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
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