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England to Compete in Japan in June 2024 – A Historic First Test in the Country

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England Japan Rugby Test 2024

In their previous match in 2022, England triumphed over Japan with a score of 52-13.

England is set to journey to Japan next year, marking the first Test match to be played between the two nations on Japanese soil.

The team led by Steve Borthwick will confront Japan’s Brave Blossoms on June 22, 2024, at a yet-to-be-announced venue.

England has faced Japan thrice, the most recent encounter concluding in a 52-13 victory for England in the autumn Tests of last year.

Although England, who are set to confront Japan in this year’s World Cup group stage, previously toured Japan in 1971 and 1979, those games did not have Test status.

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney described the upcoming event as a “landmark occasion for our two rugby nations.”

Masato Tsuchida, JRFU president, voiced his delight at welcoming England to Japan next year.

England is scheduled to play Japan in Nice on September 17, in the inaugural games of Group D in the World Cup being hosted by France.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about England Japan Rugby Test 2024

When is England scheduled to play their first Test match in Japan?

England is set to play their first Test match in Japan on June 22, 2024. The specific venue for the match is yet to be confirmed.

What was the outcome of the last match between England and Japan?

In their previous encounter in 2022, England emerged victorious with a commanding score of 52-13 against Japan.

Has England played against Japan in Test matches before?

Yes, England has faced Japan in Test matches on three occasions. The most recent encounter resulted in a 52-13 win for England in the autumn Tests of the previous year.

Are there any upcoming games between England and Japan?

Apart from the historic Test match in Japan in 2024, England and Japan are also scheduled to face each other in the group stage of the World Cup, with their opening game set to take place on September 17 in Nice, France.

Have England previously toured Japan for rugby matches?

Yes, England toured Japan in 1971 and 1979. However, those games did not have Test status.

What are the sentiments of the rugby authorities regarding the upcoming match in Japan?

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney expressed that the Test match between England and Japan is a significant occasion for both rugby nations. JRFU president Masato Tsuchida also conveyed delight in welcoming England to Japan for the match.

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SportyChick June 22, 2023 - 1:56 pm

wow, england playin in japan, that’s cool! gotta support my team. rugby is amazin, always brings excitement. can’t wait to see this clash, gonna be epic!

SportsLover22 June 23, 2023 - 9:51 am

england rugby team goin to japan! first time ever! big game, big moment for both countries. hope england keeps winnin, they’re on a roll. bring it on, brave blossoms!

RugbyWarrior June 23, 2023 - 10:42 am

england smashin japan last time, 52-13, they’re gonna dominate again! can’t wait for the world cup match too, gonna be epic. rugby union rules!

FanaticRugby June 23, 2023 - 11:39 am

japan finally gettin some big teams to play. england in japan, gonna be lit! hope japan puts up a good fight, make it a thriller! rugby fever, baby!

RugbyFan91 June 23, 2023 - 12:47 pm

england vs japan, can’t wait for that match in japan in 2024! Last game between them was a huge win for england, 52-13!! history in the making here! rugby is awesome!


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