Lipovitan D presents JAPAN RUGBY CHALLENGE 2020
The Japan Rugby Football Union has announced that “Lipovitan D presents JAPAN RUGBY CHALLENGE 2020” will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many sporting events have been forced to cancel. The union has decided to organize this event in order to share the joy of having rugby matches with our fans and express our gratitude to their support, by showing the way our players in the Japan National Team Development Squads bravely challenge toward their goals.
The matches in the event are positioned as selection matches for the Japan Women’s National Team Squad for the Asian Final qualifiers to the RWC2021 in New Zealand, as well as Men’s and Women’s Sevens National Team Squads for the TOKYO2020 Olympic Games.
Each squad will be split into two sides to play against each other. As the matches will be a part of selection process, the players will take every match as seriously as a Test Match.
The teams and the team members for the matches will be announced on Saturday, November 28, 2020 after the completion of the pre-event camp.
It will be the first match in Japan to be played by our national teams since last year’s Rugby World Cup 2019.
The event will be organized as a paid event, with the COVID-19 prevention protocols and the restriction on the number of spectators in the venue being implemented.
■Name of the Event: Lipovitan D presents JAPAN RUGBY CHALLENGE 2020
■VENUE: Kumagaya Rugby Stadium
■Organizer: Japan Rugby Football Union
■Regional Unions in charge: Japan East Rugby Football Union, Saitama Rugby Football Union
■Special Sponsor: Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings
■Schedule: Sunday, November 29, 2020
- 11:00 Japan Women’s Sevens National Team Challenge Match 1 (7 minutes halves)
- 11:30 Japan Men’s Sevens National Team Challenge Match 1 (7 minutes halves)
- 12:30 Japan Women’s National Rugby Team Challenge Match (40 minutes halves)
- 15:00 Japan Women’s Sevens National Team Challenge Match 2 (7 minutes halves)
- 15:30 Japan Men’s Sevens National Team Challenge Match 2 (7 minutes halves)
Ticket sales starts at 18:00 Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
*There will be no pre-sale tickets. Further information on the tickets will be announced as they become available.
■J SPORTS On-demand will air the matches on LIVE, and the matches will be aired on J SPORTS in December.
Air/ Streaming Schedule on J SPORTS
- 10:55- 16:30 Sunday, November 11, 2020 J SPORTS On-demand (LIVE)
- 19:00- 22:00 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 J SPORTS 2