Brodie Retallick Top League hoping to ride Rugby World Cup wave in 2020

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After the enormously successful Rugby World Cup, Japan’s domestic Top League will try to take full advantage in the uptick of interest in the sport during its upcoming season, which kicks off across the country Jan. 12.

Top League chairman Osamu Ota, speaking at a news conference on Wednesday in Tokyo, said the league needs to build on the legacy Japan established during the World Cup, and he’s eager to see the league break its attendance record.

“This season, players from the Japan national team that reached the last eight at the World Cup, players from the next generation, players from other countries who played at the World Cup and other legendary players will be competing and we can expect heated battles,” Ota said. “As the Top League, we would like to do the best we can to not cool down the excitement that we gained through the World Cup.”

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