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Michael Hooper wants to see Japan in more internationals

1 month ago   |   By Planet Rugby

Australia captain Michael Hooper admits he would love to see Japan play more international matches, but accepts that player welfare is an issue for rugby's governing bodies.
Hooper, who is currently on a sabbatical year playing for Toyota Verblitz, has been left impressed with what he has seen from the quality on offer during his time in Japan.
Despite an outstanding showing in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Japan have yet to play a fixture since they fell to defeat to South Africa. Even in non-covid times the Brave Blossoms have struggled to earn consistent fixtures against tier one...
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