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Rugby: JRFU opts out of European tournament amid pandemic

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The Japan Rugby Football Union has actually chosen not to participate in an eight-team global tournament including the European Six Nations and also Fiji later on this year, a resource claimed Thursday.

Complications brought on by the coronavirus pandemic motivated the JRFU to choose out of the European competitors, which is intended to range from November to December, according to the resource.

With Japan greatly limiting the access of international ticket owners amid the pandemic, participants of the Brave Blossoms mentoring personnel have actually been maintained out of the nation, making it hard to hold a residential camp to prepare for the tournament.

Teams disputing the competitors were to be split right into 2 swimming pools, with Japan to be organized with Scotland, France and also Italy, according to media records.

The JRFU will certainly consider various other tasks for the nationwide group later on this year, consisting of the opportunity of an examination suit.

The Brave Blossoms have actually not played an examination considering that their march to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on house dirt in 2015.

They had actually arranged summertime examinations with England and also fall examinations versus Scotland and also Ireland, however all have actually been terminated as a result of the pandemic.



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