Voices in Japan

The Pathway to Representing Japan in Rugby

September 28, 2023 Voices in Japan Season 2 Episode 206
Voices in Japan
The Pathway to Representing Japan in Rugby
Show Notes

Rugby has gained immense popularity in Japan, especially after hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Many aspiring players from around the world dream of representing Japan on the international stage. But how can one become eligible to don the famous cherry blossoms jersey? Ben and Burke explore what it takes for foreigners to become eligible to play rugby for the Japanese national team.

Previous podcast episodes mentioned in the show:
Rugby World Cup in Japan Part 1
Rugby World Cup in Japan Part 2
Being a Foreigner on Japan’s Comedy Circuit



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