Rugby: Japan to be Sevens World Series tournament host

Japan will host a Sevens World Series tournament for the first time next year in a boost for rugby union in Asia, officials said Thursday.

The Japanese leg will take place a week after the iconic Hong Kong Sevens tournament at Tokyos Prince Chichibu Stadium from March 31 to April 1, the International Rugby Board IRB announced.

Japan, which will also host the 15-a-side Rugby World Cup in 2019, becomes the seventh of nine stops on the expanded Sevens series. A planned test event this year was called off after Marchs horrific earthquake-and-tsunami disaster.

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