Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 It will take under 300 days until the opening of the Japanese tournament. When passed entering the 200th day, I feel much closer. Losers restoration preliminary contest which contests the last frame of 20 teams participating was held in Marseille France in November, by four teams in Kenya, Germany, Hong Kong and Canada, so Canada won that seat. Canada who slipped into the last frame will be 9 consecutive tournament record and 9th participation.
Although the Canadian national team does not have a good record in recent years, in the 1991 tournament I went to the best 8, in the quarterfinals was a good match with New Zealand national team 13-29. They fought with the Japanese national team at RWC and they had two draws. In this time, They will enter Pool B where New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Namibia belong. It seems to be a difficult battle for them, since I also belong to players abroad such as DTH · Van der Melva (WTB) who played in the English premiership Newcastle Falcons, it looking forward to how hard it is to suffer a strong country.
Canada national team will fight South Africa national team at Kobe Misaki Park Stadium on 8th October. This match will be one of the attention teams for everyone in Kobe. Because in the RWC pool fight, there are many cases where Team who was thought to be weak threatens a strong team. The reason is that strong countries teams will aimed fight against the final game and challengers will focus on their full potential with the target on their one much. The victory of the Japanese delegation against South Africa in 2015 was exactly done that way. So you can not miss the fight that seems to have a difference in ability. For each try, it is worth the precious work the team has done.
Well, I would like to introduce the highlights of the four games in Kobe where the participating team came out. All games will be held in the night game. First of all, it will be held on September 26 “England v. America”. On November 17, England who reversed Japan’s national team, Headed by Eddie Jones of as the former Japan head coach, they are one of the winning candidate teams. It should be able to show a difference in ability here, but the United States has been reinforcement and became strengthening in recent years. In April 2018, the new professional rugby league “Major League Rugby” (MLR) began to raise interest in domestic rugby. So many players with high athletic skills will not be able to fight so easily.
In the second game in Kobe, “Scotland v. Samoa” on September 30. This is the same pool A card as Japan representative, it is a battle that directly affects the ranking of Japan national team. Scottish won the 2015 tournament with 36 vs 33 points, but power is competing. When Samoa becomes RWC, he gathers players who play in clubs around the world and organizes the strongest members. After five days the game of Japan and Samoa will be held so it is a game you can not miss.
“Irish versus Russia” will be held on October 3. Ireland won 11 wins in 12 matches in the test match of 2018 (national team representative game). They are also prevailing in England, New Zealand and Australia, and they are the winning candidates that are in line with New Zealand. How is Russia taking RWC the second time Russia will gets away try? It is interesting to fight the idea to strike back at game. The last game in Kobe is “South Africa v. Canada” on October 8. It is going to be a battle since the 1995 competition, but in fact this bout involves a brawl, and it has become a raging development that will out of court. To physical awareness South Africa, which can be said to be the world’s strongest, Canada will not retreat a step and will collide with it. This will definitely be a tough game. It is expected that there will be a difference in points other than Scotland v. Samoa match, that’s why, the struggle of the challenger will call our excitement. Please enjoy the entertainment of the rugby and the atmosphere of RWC.
There is something I want to addition. In late October, I hosted a talk live with Hiroyuki Yabuki as guest in the New Zealand restaurant “Manuka” in Osaka. Mr. Yabuki, the public relations manager of the Japan Rugby Football Association, is a standoff involved in Kobe Steel V7. Mr. Seiji Hirao changed the position of Scrum Half, Mr. Yabuki as a standoff, to a major factor in V7. Mr. Hirao’s younger the best pupil, Mr. Yabuki said, “Noevia Stadium Kobe (Kobe City Osaki Park Stadium) is filled with Mr. Hirao’s thought.” Hirao’s opinion reflecting the viewability of the audience is reflected in the steep sloping backstand, and the camera set on the ceiling is said to be Mr. Hirao’s idea. He wants the spectators to enjoy the charm of rugby. It is a perspective from Hirao who loves rugby.
I listened to Yabuki’s story and wanted more and more people to watch RWC 2019 at this stadium. At the time of RWC, the roof will close. It is not influenced by the weather, the turf is a hybrid. The turf will never rise with scrum and the foot will not slip even if a speedy player uses sharp steps. This is 4 games you can enjoy in a perfect environment, so please do come and visit the site.
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