Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018: Men
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018
20-22 July 2018, AT&T Park, San Francisco
The 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens is the seventh edition of the tournament. It will be held at the AT&T Park in San Francisco in the United States from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July 2018. Both men and women will compete at the World Cup. There are 24 teams in the men’s competition and 16 teams in the women’s competition. Japan have qualified for both the men’s and women’s tournaments.
For the first time, the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens will be a knock-out only format.
Teams competing in the men’s tournament are: Argentina (7), Australia (6), Canada (10), Chile (17), England (4), Fiji (2), France (11), Hong Kong (19), Ireland (16), Jamaica (22), Japan (15), Kenya (9), New Zealand (3), Papua New Guinea (23), Russia (14), Samoa (13), Scotland (8), South Africa (1), Tonga (24), Uganda (20), Uruguay (18), the USA (5), Wales (12) and Zimbabwe (21).
Teams seeded one to eight automatically qualify for the round-of-16 Championship Cup. Teams seeded nine to twenty-four play through the Championship Cup Qualifying Round. Japan play Uruguay in the Qualifying Round.
Championship Cup Qualifying Cup Game for Japan Men
Friday, 20 July 2018
15:13 Japan (15) v Uruguay (18)
Japan Men’s Sevens Squad for 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens
|1||Josefa LILIDAMU||NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes||05/09/1989||28||190/97|
|2||Tevita TUPOU||Panasonic Wild Knights||26/09/1991||26||185/104|
|3||Jose SERU||Hokkaido Barbarians||09/02/1992||26||196/115|
|4||Joe KAMANA||Mazda Blue Zoomers||23/09/1991||26||193/104|
|5||Kameli SOEJIMA||Coca-Cola Red Sparks||01/06/1983||35||190/92|
|6||Dai OZAWA (c)||JRFU/Toyota Verblitz||08/05/1989||29||183/89|
|7||Katsuyuki SAKAI||Toyota Industries Shuttles||07/09/1988||29||172/88|
|8||Chihito MATSUI||Suntory Sungoliath||11/11/1994||24||182/78|
|9||Naikabula JONE||Toshiba Brave Lupus||12/04/1994||24||177/90|
|10||Kosuke HASHINO||Canon Eagles||20/11/1987||30||176/83|
|11||Ryota KANO||Meiji Yasuda Holly’s||10/05/1992||26||172/72|
|12||Taichi YOSHIZAWA||Coca-Cola Red Sparks||18/07/1991||27||175/80|
Head Coach: Kensuke Iwabuchi, JRFU
Team Coaching Director: Koichi Umeda, JRFU
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Takumi Nishida, System Station Inc.
Analyst: Shota Nakajima, JRFU
Physiotherapist: Masahiro Furudate, Reniart Sports Conditioning Support
Team Manager: Sachiko Inada, JRFU