It will less than half a year to open the Rugby World Cup (RWC) Japan tournament. On early March in Sannomiya, I welcomed Ryuhei Arita and Rakuhei Yamashita of Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers at a sports pub “Sporteria” as a guest, and I was talk facilitator a part in the talk live, the pub is so full that some people were standing. The effect of the top league championship since 2003 is huge. On that day, I moved from Tokyo to Shinnomiya from Shin-Kobe station, but there is a huge logo of RWC2019 at the foot of the subway ticket office, and when I moved by subway, a picture of RWC participating countries photo was displayed on the home door. So I was feel happy that Kobe was finally in full swing.
The highlight of the 4 games in Kobe was introduced in the 15th column. Among the 8 teams coming to Kobe, 4 teams (England, Scotland, Ireland, South Africa) are the top 10 traditional countries in the world called Tier 1, It is worthwhile to say that these countries play in Japan. By all means, I would like you to watch 4 games. Scotland vs Samoa is likely to be a close battle, and it is also a battle that determines the standings of Japan’s national team in Pool A.Other cards have a slight difference in ability, but at the time of the RWC in 2015, South African representative vs. Japan representative had such a view. In other words, if you are going to be an upset witness, or a witness of history, you have to go to a game that seems to have a difference in ability. The team’s challenge, which is seen to be a powerful bottom-up, intensifies the game against the RWC pool every time. The tackle of one of the teams considered to be a daunting team rises in one try. This is the RWC pool game.
It is also an interesting part of RWC to interact with people around the world before and after the game. The game of rugby places great importance on sociability. In particular, RWC has high audience tensions. They remember greetings in various words with all of the rugby fans coming from all over the world, communicate, and praise the good fight after the game. It is also a feature of RWC that the manners of the audience are good. Please keep in mind the following manners.
1. The other team’s good play, clap to try
2. Keep quiet when you kick in place
3. Don’t shout dirty words that deceive players
4. After the match, honor the other team’s fans
▼ 4 games held at Kobe City Misaki Park Stadium
September 26 Thur 18:45 England vs America
September 30 Mon 18:15 Scotland vs Samoa
October 3 Thur 18:15 Ireland vs Russia
October 8 Tue 18:15 South Africa vs Canada
This time, I would like to explain the basic view of rugby to those who are not familiar with the sport of rugby. Rugby is a very simple sport. Just as basketball and soccer put the ball in the goal, rugby is just carrying the ball to the area called “in-goal” which spreads behind that H-shaped goal post. If put the ball on the in-goal ground, 5 points will be scored with a try. The way to carry the ball is free, and there is no limit on the number of steps, also no problem with hit to body. The defender is allowed to hit the body and stop the opponent. And if take away the ball, it will able to attack. The players are overlapping each other on the ground, they are competing for the ball. They use their limbs to toss, kick, run, compete for the ball and defeat each other. Yes, it is a sport that fights using all human abilities.
We do not have to remember the fine rules. The referee will not blow the whistle if the players are safe, fair and comfortable. Remember the following three, because most of the rules are included, so I think it’s better to be mindful of below.
1. Cannot play in front of the ball
2. A fallen player cannot play
3. Don’t hurt opponent
1. means that you can not play in front of the ball in the direction of the goal in goal. The principle of rugby is that the person who always holds the ball is at the front, and hit the opponent.
2. means that as soon as the tackle is defeated, the ball is released immediately, and the tackled person also rises immediately. Rugby always stands and competes for the ball.
3.mean is that dangerous sports are required to play without injury.
For example, a tackle must be grabbed and defeated. It is also a foul to have a tackle that hits the shoulders, raises the legs and falls from the head. Also, the tackle for players who are jumping up and the tackle from shoulder to top are also prohibited.
Don’t think difficult, let’s have you enjoy how each team and players take advantage of their features and bring the ball to the in goal as a unit. Japan is also hosting Super Rugby with the participation of Sun Wolves in Japan, and from the end of June there will be 16 Top League teams and a Top League Cup with 8 Top Challenge teams. As the game is scheduled to be held in Kobe, I would like you to watch for game the meaning of RWC’s preparation.
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- Rugby Jana list。Kyoto Prefectural duck linyi high school → Osaka College of physical education。
Career positions、CTB/FB。Represent 86 years West Japan students compete in the East and West against。4/87 baseball magazine joined、Rugby Magazine Editorial Department。6/90 from 2/97 magazine’s editor in Chief.。Press and Office 6/98、Freelance editors、As a reporter。Rugby magazine、Number (Bungei Shunjyu) contributing about Rugby。Ongoing since 1998 also the J SPORTS Rugby commentator。In 1999,、03 years、07 years、11 years、At the World Cup in 15 years served as a commentator from the local。
He is the author、”Rugby fans diary talk collection” (baseball magazine) vol 3、Among others believed fellow (junior of Iwanami)。