Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament Returns for 2021

An Update on the Tournament

The Japan Rugby Football Union has decided to cancel the “Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament 2021” which was scheduled to be held without spectators at the Global Arena in Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture from April 28.

In response to the spread of the new coronavirus infection and the government’s declaration of a state of emergency, the JRFU has decided to cancel the tournament, believing that from a safety standpoint it should avoid holding a tournament with teams of high school students. (updated on 24 April)


The Japan Rugby Football Union is pleased to announce that the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament 2021 will take place in Munakata City in Fukuoka, from 28th April to 5th May, 2021.

Played since 2000, the tournament traditionally brings together high school rugby teams from across the world to compete at the Global Arena sports complex in Munakata City. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s tournament will see only domestic Japanese teams competing, marking the second year in which the pandemic has impacted the tournament, with the competition called off in 2020.

Admission to the tournament for spectators is free of charge however, due to COVID-19 the tournament may be held without any spectators. Further information will be supplied when a decision is made in this regard.

Fans looking to watch the tournament will be able to tune in via live streaming at The competition will also be shown domestically in Japan on J SPORTS.

For all match schedules and results, please check the SANIX WORLD RUGBY YOUTH TOURNAMENT official website at


Global Arena in Munakata, Fukuoka

Tournament Schedule:

Men’s Fifteens

28th April 2021 – 5th May, 2021

Group League: 28th, 29thApril, & 1stMay

Tournament Stage: 2nd, 4th & 5th May

Women’s Sevens

28th April – 29thApril

Group league: 28thApril

Ranking Deciding Tournament: 29thApril

Men’s Fifteens Tournament: 12 Participating Teams

Kokugakuin University Tochigi High School

Tokai University Sagami High School

Chubudaigakukasugaoka High School

Kyoto Seisho High School

Tokai University Osaka Gyosei High School

Jōshō Gakuen Senior High School

Osaka Toin High School

Tenri High School

Iwami Chisuikan High School

Saga Prefectural Saga Industrial High School

Nagasaki Hokuyodai High School

Higashifukuoka High School

Women’s Sevens Tournament: 8 Participating Teams

Chiba Pegasus Reitaku


Kanto Gakuin Mutsuura Senior High School


Kyoto Seisho High School

Iwami Chisuikan High School

Saga Women’s Rugby Football Club

Fukuoka Lady’s Rugby Football Club