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2019 Rugby World Cup

Post by rugbysportbox1 on Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:42 pm

Historical background
Main article: Rugby union in Japan § History


Rugby game in Yokohama, 1874 with interested locals and Mount Fuji in the background
Rugby union was first introduced to Japanese students at Keio University in Japan by Professor Edward Bramwell Clarke (who was born in Yokohama) and Tanaka Ginnosuke, both graduates of Cambridge University, in 1899. It had been played at the treaty ports (Kobe and Yokohama especially) before that, between teams of long-term foreign residents and visiting ships' crews, garrisons etc.
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