Sachiko Kato, a rising star of women’s rugby in Japan is honing her skills in the top tier of the sport in England. Photo: JRFU
Sachiko Kato, a rising star of women’s rugby in Japan is honing her skills in the top tier of the sport in England. Photo: JRFU

Meet the rising female stars of Japanese rugby bringing the sport to a new generation of fans

  • Sachiko Kato and Kanako Kobayashi say it is their turn to win over a new generation of women to the sport
  • ‘When we played at the last World Cup, it was very difficult,’ says Kobayashi. ‘Now I think the team has matured and we are stronger everywhere on the pitch’

Sachiko Kato, a rising star of women’s rugby in Japan is honing her skills in the top tier of the sport in England. Photo: JRFU
Sachiko Kato, a rising star of women’s rugby in Japan is honing her skills in the top tier of the sport in England. Photo: JRFU
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