Super Rugby a World Cup boost for Japan

None. Japan's best result is a draw at the last tournament.

22 Nov 2014
SPIRO: Has Super Rugby gone for the money rather than the game?

Sorry to double-post. Can I recommend Rich Freeman's blog on Japanese rugby for anyone who wants to know more about what makes the sport tick in that country? He's just written a piece about about this official announcement: http://japanrugby.blogspot.jp/2014/11/japan-formally-super-rugby-japans-entry.html

21 Nov 2014
SPIRO: Has Super Rugby gone for the money rather than the game?

If the support base in Japan is important, then the Asian Dragon concept is the wrong way to go. The franchise has been awarded to Japan, so fans will want to see a team which represents them.

21 Nov 2014
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