The Japan Rugby Blog 2017 rugby awards

So over the Christmas period we have sat down to work out the following shortlists and winners of our inagural Japan Rugby Blog 2017 awards. If you don’tagree witht the winners, them please leave your comments below and pick your winners. Best match featuring Japan in 2017 Shortlist… France vs Japan Japan vs Tonga Japan…

The inspiration that is Nigel Owens

To me Nigel Owens is the complete referee, the main man in charge of 30 players intent in ripping the shreds out of each other. It was only in the last few years did I realise that this quick witted genius of a referee was also a ground breaker. Owens has been an inspiration to…

Japan Rugby Top League 2016-2017 Awards

In the fourteenth season of Top League, Suntory dominated the Best XV for the 2016-17 season filling six places while Yamaha and Panasonic had three spots each. Ricoh, Kobe and Kubota had one each. There were nine players making the Best XV for the first time, following on from seven debutants last year. Panasonic loosehead…