Japan has become one of the most emerging countries for rugby. In 2019 and 2020, Japan will play host to two of the biggest rugby events in the sport, with the Rugby World Cup and the Olympics. With this, you know there is a need to get more local people involved with rugby. What’s the best way to get people more involved? Wet, sloppy, touch rugby.
Tambo Rugby looks like every childhood sloshy game that was played during a rainstorm. Using rice paddy fields before they are planted, this Japanese group are able to make rugby feel less complicated, and just good simple fun. When it comes to bringing the community together, sometimes you just need to keep it simple. Watching this makes my inner 10 year old get really excited to play.
What can be taken from this, as you continue to campaign to bring more fans, participants, supporters of all kinds, to the sport, don’t forget to make it fun. Rugby is a game, as much as it is a way of life. Being unique, and creative in how you draw people is never a bad thing.