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Unbeaten Suntory claims Top League title - The Japan Times

4 months 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...

Suntory winger Nakazuru named Top League MVP - The Japan Times

4 months 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...

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

5 months 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...

Honda relegated from Top League after defeat - The Japan Times

4 months 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...

Top League overhauls format again - The Japan Times

3 months ago by The Japan Times

Conference A, as it is being called for the time being, will feature Suntory Sungoliath, Kobe Kobelco Steelers, NTT Communications Shining Arcs, Toyota Verblitz, Toshiba Brave Lupus, Kubota Spears, Kintetsu...

Suntory whips Panasonic in Top League showdown - The Japan Times

8 months ago by The Japan Times

... Yamaha Jubilo, who top the standings with 19 points, one more than Sungoliath. Jubilo hammered previously unbeaten Toshiba Brave Lupus 40-6, while Toyota Verblitz went down to their first defeat of...

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

9 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

5 months 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...

Sungoliath, Jubilo keep unbeaten records intact - The Japan Times

5 months ago by The Japan Times

Suntory Sungoliath and Yamaha Jubilo remain on course for a Christmas Eve showdown as they both won Saturday to remain unbeaten in the Top League. Suntory overcame a poor start to top Coca-Cola Red Sparks...

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