Sport Overview

In rugby, two teams fight over an oval ball and try to score points by taking the ball over the opponent’s goal line. Unlike other ball games, rugby involves tackles and other forms of physical contact, making it a very intense and exciting sport.

Players can run while holding the ball, kick it, and throw it to another player. However, the ball can only be thrown to another member of the team in the backwards direction.


1.Competition Grade

2.Age / Gender Categories (Determined by the age of the youngest participant in the team.)
 (1)The age of the youngest registered team member determines which age category the team will compete in
 (2)An athlete can compete in a younger age category.
 (General Category)
 Men:30+, 40+, 50+, 60+
 * Women are allowed to participate in Men’s team.

3.Para-sport Category:No Para-sport Category will be available, however the events will cater for people with hearing impairments.


Men:Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 31 December 1991)
Women:Minimum age is 27 (born on or before 31 December 1994)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31 December 2021. For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December 2021, you would compete in the 40+ age category.

(2)Registration in a competition group: Not required

Sport News

[Dec 26th,2019]Updated '5 Competition Capacity' of Sports Information Guide.

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Sport Discipline May 2021 Venues
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Higashiosaka City Hanazono Rugby Stadium (Ground No.1 and No.2) Hanazono Central Park (Try Stadium [Multi-Purpose Ground])

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of June 5th, 2020. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Higashiosaka City Hanazono Rugby Stadium (Ground No.1 and No.2)
Hanazono Central Park (Try Stadium [Multi-Purpose Ground])

Location 1-1-1 Matsubaraminami, Higashiosaka city 578-0923
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・8minutes by Walking from Higashi-Hanazono Sta. to Venue
・About 5 minutes by car from Hanshin Expressway Higashiosaka Route “Mizuhai” Exit
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 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 May
 Higashiosaka City Hanazono Rugby Stadium

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