The first stop on the International Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour was to Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan. The Trophy touched down in Tokyo to coincide with the Asian 5 Nations match between Japan and Hong Kong, which the Brave Blossoms won 49-8 to secure the Asia 1 qualifier spot.
Click here to see photos from the Japan leg of the Trophy Tour.
Japan at RWC
Japan are the only side in Asia to have played in every Rugby World Cup since the Tournament’s inception in 1987. Japan's sole win on this stage came at RWC 1991, with a 52-8 victory over Zimbabwe in Belfast.
Fixtures at RWC 2015
Did you know?Japan enjoyed their most successful year on record in 2012-2013, winning nine of their 12 Tests. This included a first-ever victory in Europe outside of a RWC, and an historic first win over a country ranked in the world’s top 10.
Watch the action from Japan: