Many teams enjoyed the day, the hope is that it becomes an annual event.
I am trying to help grow the game here the main issues with Japan in my opinion are:
1: People don`t know what rugby league is
2: Rugby union has had a 50% decline in participation numbers in the last 30 years
3: Hard to find suitable grounds (many grounds in Japan are gravel, sand ect)
4: Lack of funds - things cost money
5: People in Japan work long hours and sometimes 6-7 days a week
6: many people in Japan are unlikely to try new sports once they are adults
7: rugby union teams practice year round in Japan (this is slowly changing), so no time for other sports.
Thats why I think sevens event is a good way forward. People can try the game, union teams can play, pub teams and expat teams can find 7 players.
There is little to no English information hence why I posted this.
If anyone is keen to play rugby league in Japan please message me.
Edited by aussieinjapan, 04 August 2013 - 02:09 PM.