Japan need regular competition to win Rugby World Cup, says chief

A Japan fan reacts during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Japan and South Africa at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on October 20, 2019.

Photo credit: Behrouz Mehri | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The 2019 World Cup hosts have set the target of staging the tournament again before 2050 - and winning it - after reaching their first quarter-finals on home soil two years ago.
  • Japan Rugby Football Union chairman Kensuke Iwabuchi believes the Brave Blossoms will have no chance unless they join a tournament like the Rugby Championship or Six Nations.

Tokyo, Japan

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