Japan women's national rugby union team

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Japan
Nickname(s)Sakura 15 (Cherry Blossom 15) 桜十五 (kanji), 櫻十五 (old kanji), さくらじゅうご (hiragana)
UnionJapan Rugby Football Union
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First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current12 (as of 23 November 2020)
First international
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0-62 France  Flag of France.svg
(Aberavon, Wales 6 April 1991)
Biggest win
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 78-0 Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg
(Bangkok, Thailand 3 June 2005)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 121-0 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg
(Melrose, Scotland 15 April 1994)
World Cup
Appearances3 (First in 1991 )

The Japan women's national rugby union team are a national sporting side of Japan, representing them at rugby union. The side first played in 1991.

Contents

History

Japan made their debut at the 1991 Women's Rugby World Cup. Since then, Japan has appeared at three other editions of the World Cup in, the 1994, 2002 and 2017.

The team has won the Asia Rugby Women's Championship in 2015, [1] 2016 and 2017.

Squad

Japan's 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup squad: [2] [3]

Forwards

  • Makoto Ebuchi
  • Mizuho Kataoka
  • Seina Saito (C)
  • Ayano Sakurai
  • Yui Shiozaki
  • Yuki Sue
  • Ayaka Suzuki
  • Sayaka Suzuki
  • Misaki Suzuki
  • Maki Takano
  • Aya Nakajima
  • Ai Hyugaji
  • Maiko Fujimoto
  • Mateitoga Bogdraumanadave
  • Saki Minami
  • Aoi Mimura
 

Backs

  • Keiko Kato
  • Riho Kurogi
  • Mayu Shimizu
  • Ai Tasaka
  • Moe Tsukui
  • Honoka Tsutsumi
  • Makiko Tomita
  • Iroha Nagata
  • Yumeno Noda
  • Eriko Hirano
  • Wasana Fukushima
  • Minori Yamamoto

Results summary

(Full internationals only)

Rugby: Japan internationals 1991-
OpponentFirst gamePlayedWonDrawnLostPercentage
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 199410010.00%
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 20161100100.00%
Flag of France.svg  France 199120020.00%
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 199811100190.91%
IRFU flag.svg  Ireland 1994310233.33%
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 200210010.00%
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 200570070.00%
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2002210150.00%
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 20001100100.00%
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 20074400100.00%
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 199120020.00%
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1991210150.00%
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 199410010.00%
Summary1991381901950.00%

Results

See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering

Full internationals

[48]
1991-04-06 (WC) France  Flag of France.svg62-0 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Aberavon [19/1/1]
[56]
1991-04-10 (WC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0-20 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Llanharan [2/8/1]
[62]
1991-04-11 (WC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0-30 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Cardiff [3/4/1]
[86]
1994-04-13 (WC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg10-5 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Melrose [3/11/2]
[89]
1994-04-15 (WC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0-121 Flag of the United States.svg  United States Melrose [4/16/1]
[96]
1994-04-17 (WC) France  Flag of France.svg99-0 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Edinburgh Academicals RFC [27/5/2]
[101]
1994-04-20 (WC) Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg57-0 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Melrose [13/6/1]
[104]
1994-04-23 (WC) Ireland  IRFU flag.svg11-3 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Boroughmuir [6/7/1]
[188]
1998-04-08 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg42-14 Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Kumagaya Rugby Stadium[8/1/1]
[189]
1998-04-12 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg39-0 Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Kumagaya Rugby Stadium[9/2/2]
[289]
2000-09-01 Samoa  Flag of Samoa.svg10-12 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Apia Park [1/10/1]
[296]
2000-12-15 (WCQ) Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg0-62 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Aberdeen Park, Hong Kong [3/11/3]
[367]
2002-05-13 (WC) Spain  Flag of Spain.svg62-0 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Barcelona [45/12/1]
[374]
2002-05-17 (WC) Italy  Flag of Italy.svg30-3 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Barcelona [37/13/1]
[379]
2002-05-20 (WC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg37-3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Barcelona [14/58/1]
[387]
2002-05-24 (WC) Ireland  IRFU flag.svg0-18 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Barcelona [48/15/2]
[470]
2004-11-06 Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg15-7 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Amsterdam [66/16/2]
[472]
2004-11-14 Ireland  IRFU flag.svg55-0 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Donnybrook [62/17/3]
[504]
2005-06-03 (WCQ) Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg0-78 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Bangkok [4/18/4]
[507]
2005-06-05 (WCQ) Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg19-3 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Bangkok [32/19/1]
[649]
2007-11-02 (AC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg6-10 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Kunming [20/38/2]
[650]
2007-11-04 (AC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg20-7 Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Kunming [21/4/1]
[707]
2008-06-05 (AC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg17-10 Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [22/6/2]
[710]
2008-06-07 (AC) Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg39-3 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan [41/23/3]
[773]
2009-11-04 (WCQ) Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg11-35 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Republic Polytechnic, Singapore [10/24/3]
[776]
2009-11-06 (WCQ) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg5-43 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Padang, Singapore [25/43/4]
[825]
2010-05-22 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg17-0 Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo [27/15/5]
[882]
2011-04-29 Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg0-15 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Hong Kong [17/28/6]
[945]
2012-05-19 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg61-15 Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo [29/19/7]
[952]
2012-07-05 (AC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg41-17 Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Kunshan, China [30/20/8]
[955]
2012-07-07 (AC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg8-17 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Kunshan, China [31/53/25]
[1011]
2013-09-04 (AC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg82-0 Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan [32/22/9]
[1014]
2013-09-07 (AC) Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg25-23 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan [55/33/26]
[1040]
2014-05-18 (AC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg37-5 Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [34/22/4]
[1043]
2014-05-21 (AC) Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg15-14 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [28/35/10]
[1045]
2014-05-24 (AC) Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg49-17 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Aberdeen Stadium, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [56/36/5]
[1109]
2015-05-09 (AC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg27-12 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Level-5 Stadium, Fukuoka [37/65/8]
[1110]
2015-05-23 (AC) Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg12-27 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Aberdeen Sports Ground, Aberdeen, Hong Kong [29/38/10]
[1174]
2016-12-13 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg55–0 Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Hong Kong [39/5/1]
[1175]
2016-12-17 Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg8–20 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Hong Kong [33/40/11]
[1196]
2017-06-11 Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg10–52 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Ystrad Mynach [178/41/1]
[1201]
2017-07-08 (ARC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg58–0 Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Shiroyama [42/35/12]
[1203]
2017-07-15 (ARC) Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong.svg19–60 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Hong Kong [36/43/13]
[1210]
2017-08-09 (WC) France  Flag of France.svg72–14 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Billings Park UCD, Dublin [214/44/3]
[1215]
2017-08-13 (WC) Ireland  IRFU flag.svg24–14 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan UCD Bowl, Dublin [150/45/4]
[1220]
2017-08-17 (WC) Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg29–15 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Billings Park UCD, Dublin [47/46/1]
[1223]
2017-08-22 (WC) Italy  Flag of Italy.svg22–0 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Queen's University Belfast [136/48/2]
[1229]
2017-08-26 (WC) Japan  Flag of Japan.svg44–5 Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Queen's University Belfast [49/41/14]
[1329]
2019-07-13 Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg34–5 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Sportsground 2, Newcastle [52/50/2]
[1334]
2019-07-19 Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg46–3 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan North Sydney Oval, Sydney [53/51/3]
[1355]
2019-11-16 Italy  Flag of Italy.svg17–17 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Stadio Fattori, L'Aquila [127/52/3]
[1363]
2019-11-24 Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg20–24 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Scotstoun [-/53/1]

Other matches

[-]
2009-09-23 Burnaby Lake WRFC  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg25-24 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Burnaby Lake [-]
[-]
2009-09-26 British Columbia  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg38-0 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Brockton Oval, Vancouver [-]
[-]
2010-09-02 Richmond WRFC  Flag of England.svg27-5 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Old Deer Park [-]
[-]
2010-09-04 Saracens WRFC  Flag of England.svg10-34 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Bramley Road, Southgate [-]

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