Rugby World Cup Year finally opened. It is too early, but my imagination at the opening ceremony on September 20 makes my heart excitable. I think that many people are acquiring tickets for games to watch already, but until then only lottery sale was done. From January 2019, you will be able to purchase on first come, after signing up for your tickets. First of all, there is a first-come, first-served sale of people who have been defeated in lottery sales so far (both inappropriate and partially unsuccessful), followed by regular sales intermittently, with periods separated.
Also, after purchasing a ticket, if it becomes impossible to watch for some reason, an online service that allows you to resell tickets at fixed price starts. Although it may be difficult to purchase Japanese national team game and popular cards, there are many interesting cards even in games such as New Zealand and Ireland where winning candidates are not involved. In the previous column I introduced the highlights of the four games to be held in Kobe. In some cases the Japanese delegation will not be held, so the tickets in Kobe should be relatively easy to buy. I would like you to be a witness to the world’s rugby world championship in Kobe.
◆ 2019 Ticket Sales Schedule
· Special sales for losers (first come, first served): January 15 (Tue) 20: 19 – January 17 (Thurs) 23: 59
· Second general sale (first-come-first served): January 19 (Saturday) 10: 00 – March 31 (Sun) 23: 59
· Third ordinary sales (first-come-first-served basis): Started in May
· Official resale service =: May start
※ The start date and time of the third general sale (first-come-first-served basis) and the official resale service will be announced at a later date.
In Kobe’s rugby world, the best news is that Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers won the top league title in the 15 seasons, and It will win the domestic Japanese championship race for the first time in 18 seasons. On December 15, 2018, the final match between the top league and Suntory Sanghorias, who also served as the Japanese championship, was an unexpectedly large difference of 55-5, impressing the strength of Kobe Steel. The reasons for winning in various media are talked about, but what I have left an impression is the word of Dave Dillon head coach right after the victory. “Today, everybody was fighting with compassionate teammates, understanding the company’s history, fought with the thought of Mr. Seiji Hirao (deceased), I am proud of the team.”
In rugby fighting with the number of 15 parson, they cannot win unless we build a solid relationship of trust with our teammates and help each other so that we can demonstrate their respective strengths. It is an unchanging truth, whether it is an elementary school rugby or a team that stands at the top of the top league. The skill of the coaches who took the opportunity to learn the company’s history and reconstruct the culture of the team should be highly appreciated. There is a view that Dan Carter, who has excellent performance at the ground, led the team to the championship, but The KEY-MAN is Wayne Smith’s coach. Having built the cornerstone of Crusaders, he always won in Super Rugby, as the head coach of New Zealand national team All Blacks, as Assistant Coach, is well versed in making team culture.
On January 10, 1989(Heisei 1st year), the seventh consecutive victory of Kobe Steel began from the time they won the national society’s tournament. The final of Heisei (2018) is Kobe Steel as well. Kobe Steel’s name was certainly engraved for both memory and record. And Dan · Carter was chosen for the top league MVP of the final Heisei. Although it is an undisputed success, a new glory added to the history of Carter’s winning the world’s best players three times. The name of the team called Kobe Steel and the name of the place called Kobe will be recorded in the profile of Carter all the time. Even if there is no rugby, it is an attractive city, but the treasure that is proud of the world has increased one more.
What should be learned from the victory of Kobe Steel is to look back on the footsteps of the forefathers of each community to which you are reading, and to question the significance of existence. Perhaps it will surely lead to the excitement of the Rugby World Cup in Kobe.
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