It has been cut off 100 days for the Rugby World Cup (RWC) Japan tournament to open.
On the 12th of June, just before 100 days, various events took place all over the country.
I also participated in a ceremony that lights Tokyo’s Sky Tree in red and white of the representative colors of Japan, and an event where Kumi Shibata at Tennoji, Osaka shows a support song for HANAZONO.
An event will be held 100 days ago at the Harbor Land Space Theater (1-3-3 Higashi-Kawasakicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City) on June 15th in Kobe.
In addition, events such as exciting events and rugby study sessions are being planned across the country, and I realize that the countdown has finally begun toward the RWC Japan tournament.
The host team’s Japan representative announced on June 3rd, 42 members of the training camp in Miyazaki.
The 31 final registered members of RWC will be announced in late August, but those members will be the players who have cleared their first barrier.
Captain Leitch Michael (Toshiba Bray Blue Pass), HO Horie Shota (Panasonic Wild Knights), SH Tanaka Shiro (Canon Eagles), SO Tamura Yu (Canon Eagles), WTB Kenki Fukuoka (Panasonic Wild Knights), FB Kotaro Matsushima (Suntory Corallias) While the mainstays of the 2015 tournament were well-known, experienced experts such as CTB Harumichi Tatekawa (Kubota Spears) and WTB Akihito Yamada (NTT Communications Shining Arcs) were defeated.
CTB Ryoto Nakamura, Yusuke Kajimura (both Suntory Corallias), WTB Remeki Lemeki Lomano Lava (HondaHEAT), etc. have many athletes who have been prominent since 2016, and feel that it is passed 4 years.
This spring, New Zealand super rugby team player Ataata Moeakiola (Tokai Univ. Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers), who has been active as a member of the chiefs, was also selected as a surprise.
Among Kobe Steel’s players, PR Nakajima Isileli, Hiroshi Yamashita, LO Grant Hattingh, CTB Lafaele Timothy, and FB Ryohei Yamanaka are also selected. Nakajima, who works for No8 at Kobe Steel, is taking on the challenge of PR (Prop) in the front row of Scrum in the Japanese representative team.
If he will able to build a Japanese style low-profile scrum with his blessed body size of 186 cm and 120 kg, his rushing ability will be perfect, and will be a great force of the Japanese representative.
Also, there are bitter memories that Ryohei Yamanaka was defeated just before the final members of the 2015 tournament were announced.
Nevertheless, the figure that continued sending ale to the selected Japan representative was clean and impressed the rugby fans.
This time, there are many fans who want him to go out to RWC.
In the top league last season, he changed his position to FB, improved his running skills, and upgraded the version. I want him to make his dream come true.
On the first day of training that began in Miyazaki from June 10, James Whitinui Joseph Japan National Head Coach told a goal. “We will host three nights at the Pacific Nations Cup in Miyazaki, but this time the theme is Reconnect and Reconditioning. We will renovate what we have built so far and build on our experience.”
It means that they are not yet in the team’s finishing stage, and there are opportunities for players who have left the team.
At the midnight of June 8 Japan time, Sun Wolves, who will play Super Rugby, played against the Stormers in Cape Town, South Africa.
Although the result was lost, Akihito Yamada, who appeared in the second half, played a big role, and players other than Miyazaki’s members such as PR Takuma Asahara, FL Syuhei Matsuhashi, Ryota Hasegawa, Masakatsu Nishimawa, and LO Yuya Odo play with a keen expression It was impressive that it was.
No one has given up on becoming Japan representative.
That is why the RWC in Japan is a tournament that many players want to get out.
The Top League Cup will start from June 22nd.
It is the last opportunity of their appeal for players who are not Japanese representative members.
As long as there is a slight possibility, players play with full strength.
Kobe Steel’s first game is on June 22nd. They will much play the Kintetsu Liners at Kimiidera in Wakayama.
Although Ryohei Yamanaka was absent, I had an opportunity to hear from Kentaro Kodama, who is the FB. “Kobe Steel is already better than last year’s good times,” he said.
Kentaro Kodama is also an experienced team member from Japan, and of course aims to become a representative member.
The number of days left until the opening is two digits. Just as players chase their dreams, I hope that you and your fans will have a fulfilling day. In each position, let’s running for through until the end of the RWC, so as not to leave any regrets positively.
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