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Suntory winger Nakazuru named Top League MVP - The Japan Times

4 days ago by The Japan Times

Takaaki Nakazuru was named Japan Rugby Top League MVP on Sunday, a day after helping Suntory Sungoliath clinch their fourth Top League title. The 26-year-old wing scored a league-leading 17 tries this...

Unbeaten Suntory claims Top League title - The Japan Times

6 days ago by The Japan Times

KOBE – Suntory Sungoliath were crowned Japan Rugby Top League champions Saturday following a 27-15 win over Kobe Kobelco Steelers. The victory at Noevir Stadium sees Keisuke Sawaki's team finish...

JRFU hands Kobe's Nakajima a 10-match ban - The Japan Times

1 week ago by The Japan Times

Kobe Kobelco Steelers lock Vakauta Isileli Nakajima was handed a 10-match ban by the Japan Rugby Football Union on Thursday for a tip tackle during last weekend's Top League game against the Kubota Spears....

Honda relegated from Top League after defeat - The Japan Times

1 week ago by The Japan Times

Kubota Spears' 23-16 win over Kobe Kobelco Steelers ensures that the teams contesting those playoffs will be Coca-Cola Red Sparks, Toyota Industries Shuttles and Kintetsu Liners. Kobe's defeat also means...

Rugby: Suntory top Yamaha, take pole position for Top League title - kyodo news

3 weeks ago by kyodo news

Rugby: Suntory top Yamaha, take pole position for Top League title ... Keisuke Sawaki's team finish the season with games against Toshiba Brave Lupus and Kobe Kobelco Steelers, while Yamaha take on Kintetsu...

Kitagawa bags 100th Top League try in Panasonic win - The Japan Times

1 month ago by The Japan Times

OTA, GUNMA PREF. – Tomoki Kitagawa became just the second player to score 100 Top League tries Sunday as Panasonic Wild Knights overcame a controversial red card to beat Kubota Spears 34-25. Kitagawa's...

Suntory whips Panasonic in Top League showdown - The Japan Times

4 months ago by The Japan Times

Panasonic Wild Knights' hopes of making it four straight Top League titles took a big hit Saturday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground as they fell to their second defeat of the season. Another poor...

Panasonic still team to beat in revamped Top League - The Japan Times

4 months ago by The Japan Times

With Japan once again the darling of world rugby, thanks to the exploits of the sevens team at the Rio Olympics, attention now shifts to the 15-a-side version of the game with the Top League kicking off...

Suntory runs winning streak to 12 - The Japan Times

1 month ago by The Japan Times

Suntory Sungoliath maintained their unbeaten run in the Top League on Saturday with a 37-24 victory over Toyota Verblitz. The win at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture sees Suntory go first in the standings...

Panasonic, Toshiba reach Top League final - The Japan Times

1 year ago by The Japan Times

Two-time defending champion Panasonic beat Kobe Kobelco Steelers 42-10 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday, while Toshiba downed Yamaha Jubilo 34-22 at Osaka's Hanazono Stadium. Both sides...

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