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

2 months 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....

Unbeaten Suntory claims Top League title - The Japan Times

2 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...

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

3 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...

Suntory winger Nakazuru named Top League MVP - The Japan Times

2 months ago by The Japan Times

Making up the rest of the all-star team were Kubota Spears center Harumichi Tatekawa, Kobe Kobelco Steelers wing Rakuhei Yamashita and Ricoh Black Rams No. 8 Shuhei Matsuhashi, who was named Rookie of...

Honda relegated from Top League after defeat - The Japan Times

2 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

1 month 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

6 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

7 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

3 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...

Sungoliath, Jubilo keep unbeaten records intact - The Japan Times

3 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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