HSBC World Rugby 7s in Singapore: Japan’s Brave Blossoms Aim for Top Four Finish

If you had been following Japan’s Rugby World Cup heroes during the Rugby world Cup tournament last year – and have been yearning to see more from them, then you are in luck.

Yoshikazu Fujita will be in the Japan 7s squad for the HSBC World Rugby 7s. [Credit to HSBC World Rugby 7s]

Yoshikazu Fujita will be in the Japan 7s squad for the HSBC World Rugby 7s.
[Photo credit: HSBC World Rugby 7s]

Japan Rugby Football Union have confirmed that their World Cup heroes will be in Singapore

That’s because the Japanese Rugby Football Union have confirmed that the likes of Japan’s Rugby World Cup heroes such as Yoshikazu Fujita will be coming to Singapore this April – for the HSBC World Rugby 7s Series.

Japan, the Reigning Asian Games Champions, who had secured an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics through winning the Asia Rugby 7s Qualifier in Hong Kong, joins the 15 core teams as the wild-card team on the World Rugby 7s Circuit, which stops over in Singapore on 16th and 17th April.

The world’s top tournament for 7s sides

Said head coach Tomohiro Segawa, “The 7s World Series is the world’s top tournament for sevens sides in terms of speed, power, skills, tactics and game management. At the Singapore 7s, as Asia’s representative in an Asian country, we want to beat the top teams and our target is a top-four finish.”

Japan have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics in Rugby 7s. [Credit to HSBC World Rugby 7s]

Japan has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics in Rugby 7s. [Photo credit: HSBC World Rugby 7s]

Rugby fans will no doubt remember the heroics of the Japanese side at the 15-a-side Rugby World Cup Finals where they chalked up three sensational wins, including a 34-32 upset against the Springboks.

Said the Japan coach, “Following the success of our 15s side at the Rugby World Cup, now it’s our turn to deliver the message on how good Japan rugby is to the world. We will play our 7s rugby with pride, so that all Japanese who live overseas can be proud of us.”

Japan will enjoy the support of many rugby fans

Added Sam Chan, the General Manager of Rugby Singapore, “Being Asia’s only representative in the World 7s Series, Japan will enjoy the support of many rugby fans and the Japanese expat community in Singapore.”

He added, “We also hope that Japanese supporters across Asia will visit Singapore to support their rugby team.”

Cheer on your favourite Rugby heroes

With 100 days to go before the tournament, fans who purchase their tickets can cheer for not only Yoshikazu Fujita of Japan, but will also get the chance to see New Zealand’s All Blacks Rugby World Cup hero, Sonny Bill Williams, in the flesh, as well as the likes of defending champions Fiji.

Cheer on your rugby heroes like Yusaku Kuwazuru, in Singapore this April. [Credit to HSBC World Rugby 7s]

Cheer on your rugby heroes like Yusaku Kuwazuru, in Singapore this April.
[Photo credit: HSBC World Rugby 7s]

Season passes range from SGD2.00 to SGD150.00 and fans can expect two days of world class rugby and spectacular entertainment under the world’s biggest sporting dome in Singapore.

Parents who want to bring their children can also enjoy kid-friendly activities and great rugby entertainment both within and outside the stadium. A Weekend Family Package of SGD405.00 is available, with the price including two adult and two child tickets.

Tickets can be purchased at www.singapore7s.sg

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