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パペットホームズ、大河ドラマなどの好きなテレビ番組やラグビーについて書いています。アフィリエイトはやっていません。/Welcome to my blog. I write about some Japanese TV programmes including NHK puppetry and Taiga Drama, Sherlock Holmes and rugby. I don't do affiliate marketing.
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Japan Rugby Top League season started in February. It is the "last" Top league because new domestic league will start in 2022. Though it was scheduled to start in January at first, the officials were obliged to postpone it until the 20th of February due to COVID-19. Anyway, matches are played with spectators though they're much fewer than usual.

 As expected, some strong teams as Suntory Sungoliath, Kōbe Steelers, Yamaha Jubilo, Toyota Motors Verblitz and Panasonic Wild Knights won successively. Kubota Spears and NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes also unbeaten though Toshiba Brave Lupus the matches in Round 1 and 2. 

トップリーグ、バレットのトライ
Beauden Barrett scores a try for Suntory in the match against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Dynaboars.

Ayumu Gorōmaru, former Japanese international who plays for Yamaha Jubilo scored one try and contributed to the victory last weekend. He announced that it would be his last season. And Kenki Fukuoka also announced his retirement because he would start studying medicine at Juntendō University from next April. 
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On the 9th of January, Tōin Gakuen High School won High School Rugby Championship by beating Kyoto Seishō High School at Hanazono Stadium, Osaka. Two days later, Tenri University beat Waseda University at National Stadium in Tokyo and won their first University Rugby Championship. It is the first championship of a university team in Western Japan in 36 years after the consecutive wins of Dōshisha University in 1980s.

On the other hand, Japan Rugby Top League matches were put off because of the spread of the infection caused by COVID-19. Osamu Ōta, chairman of the league announced that league is scheduled to start in February.

飲み物-バーのビール
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Rugby in Japan 25 and the All Blacks extended their condolences to Argentina

In Japan, University Championship is ongoing. High School Championship will start from the end of December but without an audience because of stopping spreading COVID-19. And Japan Rugby Top League will start on the 16th of January, 2021. 

And All black Beauden Barret came to Japan at last. After two weeks' self-quarantine, he will join the training of Suntory Sungoliath. 

Though being not related to Japanese rugby, the All Blacks' performed the HAKA that mourns Diego Maradona before the test against Argentina (Los Pumas). It's impressive.



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Many players from abroad will play in the Japan Rugby Top League next season also. Former All Black Beauden Barrett signed with Suntory Sungoliath. In addition, former Springbok Macazole Mapinpi signed with NTT DOCOMO Red Hurricanes and former Scottish international Graig Laidlaw will end his career as player in NTT Communications Shining Arks. And Kōtarō Matsushima departed for France to join ASM Clermont Auvergne to prepare for the start of the PRO 14 in August.

クルセイダーズVブルーズ@SRアオテアロア
The Crusaders beat the Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa on the 11th of July
(From the official website of Super Rugby)

Super Rugby ends its 25-year history. The NZ Union plans to reconstruct the tournament with the ARU and the unions of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Though it's not certain whether the Sun Wolves will play in it or not, it is said that some high-ranking teams of the Top League will join it and Yūichirō Fujii, a director of strengthening Japanese national team is eager to realise it. As a result, not only Japan but both South Africa and Argentina say farewell to Super Rugby also.

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The internationals of the sevens resumed their training. On the other hand, Kenki Fukuoka who was expected to play in next year's Olympic Games announced his retirement from the national teams of the sevens and union. He gives priority to study medicine but also said that he would continue playing for Panasonic Wild Knights. And Kōtarō Matsushima will depart for France soon to join ASM Clermont Auvergne.

NTT Communications Shining Arks made a partnership with Lyon OU. It enables the Shining Arks to make youth level players of Lyon sign with and join the team on demand. And South African international Makazole Mapinpi will play for the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes based in Osaka.

Six months until the start of next Top League. It is considered as the last league before the start of new domestic league in 2022.

トップリーグ2020パナVS東芝
The match of Panasonic Wild Knights (blue) vs Toshiba Brave Lupus (red) in last Top League 
(From the official website of Japan Rugby top League)

And the JRFU reported the economic effect of last World Cup and how they made efforts to realise it. 

“THE ECONOMIC IMPACT of Rugby World Cup 2019™” & “Rugby World Cup 2019™ Review of outcomes” Released to the Public 
(From the official website of the JRFU)


飲み物-ブラウンエール
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In Japan, the influence of COVID-19 becomes to die down but the tests against Wales and England were cancelled. Maybe they will be played next autumn but there is a possibility of playing without spectators. The seasons of professional baseball and J.League will start next month but the games or matches will be played without an audience.

Some Top League players and coaches leave their teams. Both former All Black Dan Carter and former Wallaby Matt Giteau will leave Japan as their contract terminated. On the other hand, former Springbok Johan Ackermann will coach NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes next season. And Hitoshi Ōno, former Japanese international who played in three World Cups announced his retirement. It becomes news and marks the end of an era.

Super Rugby is also suspended but in New Zealand, the league matches played by domestic teams only will start again. And Japan's Sun Wolves that are scheduled to be dissolved in late May now have a possibility of playing against Australian teams in July. 

トップリーグアイコンステイホーム
The current icon image of the Twitter account of Japan Rugby Top League
(From the account page of the league)

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Like other countries, no sport matches are played in Japan now. So some rugby players upload their exercises movie on the SNS website and a TV series "No Side Game" is being rebroadcast now. The series that describes so-called company amateurism finally boosted the popularity of rugby in last year's World Cup.

ノーサイド・ゲーム第1回ラグビー部員と君嶋
Hayato Kimishima (Yō Ōizumi), GM of Tokiwa Motors Astros and players
(From the official website of TBS)

A new domestic league that supersedes current Japan Rugby Top League is scheduled to start next year or in 2022. However, it may be a bit hard to realise it under such situation. Some company are forced to prefer their business to rugby. Though the things doesn't go well as they were planned, it's decided that the participating teams will be 25. I will keep writing about the league in the future.  

In my past post on Japanese rugby titled "Rugby in Japan 20", I write as below.

But then the officials postponed them until the end of March because Joel Everson who plays for HINO Red Dolphins was arrested of the illegal possession of cocaine. They intend to disseminate the details of compliance but are opposed by the players who lost their opportunity of playing. If no players are arrested, it will be impossible to hold any match this month.

The decision of the JRFU was opposed by the association of the Top League players opposes it because they lost a chance of playing by it. They insisted that the Red Dolphins should be banned but there was no problem with other clubs.

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Because of the spread of COVID-19, the JRFU decided postponing holding the matches of Japan Rugby Top League until the 13th of March. But then the officials postponed them until the end of March because Joel Everson who plays for HINO Red Dolphins was arrested of the illegal possession of cocaine. They intend to disseminate the details of compliance but are opposed by the players who lost their opportunity of playing. If no players are arrested, it will be impossible to hold any match this month.

202003サンウルブズメッセージ
The message from the Sunwolves saying 
"THANK YOU FOR THE ONGOING SUPPORT. WE'VE RETURNED OUR HOME SAFELY. HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE GROUND SOON!"
They returned from Australia on the 18th of March.
(From the official website of the Sunwolves)

Not only the top League, Super Rugby and Six Nations Championship are forced to postpone their matches also. Many rugby fans miss the game and may be eager to watch the matches as soon as possible. And the national team staff of the sevens who are going to play in the Olympic Games unavoidably change the training schedule.

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The season of Japan Rugby Top League started in January. As expected, many people who became to be interested in rugby visit the stadiums to see the matches. Especially the teams that have some internationals such as Toshiba Brave Lupus, Kobe Cobelco Steelers, Suntory Sungoliath, Toyota Verblitz and Panasonic Wild Knights attract many fans including so-called "niwaka", bandwagon fans. Not only such powerful teams, some teams as Hino Red Dolphins, Munakata Sanix Blues and Honda Heat play well this season. 

The plan of the new league that is scheduled to start in 2021 was announced. The details are as below.

Framework of Entry Conditions to New League Launching in autumn 2021
(The official website of the JRFU)

Though the plan of fully professional league didn't realise, the new league seems to aim to improve profitability.

サンウルブズ森谷のトライ
Keisuke Moriya scored a try for the Sun Wolves in Fukuoka
(From the official website of the Sun Wolves)

The season of Super Rugby also started. This is the last season for the Sun Wolves in the SR but many internationals preferred playing in the Top League rather than the SR. However  some players from the Top League teams and some young players join the team and luckily they beat the Rebels in Fukuoka on the 1st of February. They will meet the Chiefs at Prince Chichibu Stadium next Saturday. 

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ノーサイド/No Side

今年の紅白でも歌われることになった、ユーミンの『ノーサイド』。高校ラグビーを歌った作品ですが、1983(昭和58)年度大会決勝の、天理高校と大分舞鶴高校の試合がモデルになっています。「枯れた芝生の匂い」が時代を感じさせます。なおこの時は天理高校が優勝しています。この「ノーサイド」という言葉も、かなり知られる存在となりました。


"No Side" sung by Yūmin, Yumi Matsutōya. "No side" means the situation after a rugby match in which the players of both sides become friendly. The song describes the final of the High School Championship of rugby between Tenri HS and Ōita Maizuru HS in 1984. Rugby swept Japan in the second half of 2019 because of the World Cup. Thanks to it, the internationals become to be widely known.

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まず、一部の記事関連でレイアウトが崩れるようですので修復していますが、何かおかしな点があれば指摘していただけると幸いです。それから当ブログでは、相互リンクは受け付けておりませんので悪しからずご了承ください。

『西郷どん』復習の投稿をアップしている一方で、『青天を衝け』の感想も書いています。またBSで再放送中の『黄金の日日』の再放送も観ています。そしてパペットホームズの続編ですが、これは是非とも来年の大河が始まる前に、三谷氏にお願いしたいところです。

他にも国内外の文化や歴史、『相棒』をはじめとする刑事ドラマについても、時々思い出したように書いています。ラグビー関連も週1またはそれ以上でアップしています。2019年、日本でのワールドカップで代表は見事ベスト8に進出し、2021年には北半球最強であるブリティッシュ&アイリッシュ・ライオンズとの試合も組まれています。このチームにいい試合をし、今後さらに上を目指してほしいものです。国内のラグビーも、2022年からはいよいよ新リーグがスタートです。

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