Test Matches in 2020

31 July 2020

The Japan Rugby Football Union (Chairman: Shigetaka Mori, Minato-ku, Tokyo) has announced that changes are made to theJapan Men’s National Team’s international fixtures originally scheduled in November this year, in response to the recent decision made by World Rugby on the temporary International Calendar for 2020. The further information on the future international fixtures for Japan will be announced as soon as they are determined.

May 15, 2020

Giving the situation where the spread of the COVID-19 and, after a series of discussion with World Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union and the Rugby Football Union, the postponement of the following three test matches has been decided because of continued difficulties in securing adequate preparation and safe operation.

– Japan v Wales at Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA on Saturday, June 27th, 2020

– Japan v England at Showa Denko Dome Oita on Saturday July 4th, 2020

– Japan v England at Noevir Stadium Kobe on Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Postponement announcement of 2020 June/July Test Match Series against Wales and England

Japan v Wales

Date: Saturday, 27 June 2020

Venue: Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA, Shizuoka

Kick-off: TBC

Japan v England

Date: Saturday, 4 July 2020

Venue: Showa Denko Dome Oita, Oita

Kick-off: TBC

Japan v England

Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020

Venue: Noevir Stadium Kobe, Hyogo

Kick-off: TBC

Scotland v Japan

Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020

Venue: BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Kick-off: 13:00 GMT (22:00 JST)

Ireland v Japan

Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020

Venue: TBC

Kick-off: TBC

The international calendar for the Japan national side in 2020 is continuing to take shape with further details to be announced when available.