November 5, 2011
The first Deaf rugby international match between the Japanese team "Quiet Typhoon" and the Australian team "Silent Knights" was held in the rugby field in Nagoya on November 5.
Although Deaf rugby has the same rule as general 15-person Rugby, the assistant referees with a red flag instead of a whistle stood near the goal of both sides to tell discontinuation of the play.
The Japanese team was beaten by 3-22. They challenged the opponents of large build with the low tackle, and endured the pinch near the goal repeatedly.
As soon as they took the penalty, they moved forward from the quick restart, but did not lead to a score.
Deaf Rugby team prepares for the first international match in Japan