Japan has long been labelled as a predictable, set-play dependent, unimaginative rugby nation. However, in recent years, it seems they are starting to ‘feel’ the game more and shake that label.
In years gone by, the big nations of the Southern Hemisphere along with a handful of nations within Europe dominated the international rugby scene. However, in recent years we have seen many more national teams across the globe emerge as strong competitors putting the rugby juggernauts to the test and, in some cases, winning upset victories.