Feb 28, 2015

Yamaha captures All-Japan crown

Yamaha Jubilo won the All-Japan Championship on Saturday, defeating Suntory Sungoliath 15-3 in the final. Jubilo dominated possession for long stretches with an unimaginative game plan, but were sure in their tackles when forced to defend. Sungoliath tried to counter with some creative play, ...

Suntory, Yamaha to meet in All-Japan final

Feb 22, 2015

Suntory, Yamaha to meet in All-Japan final

Yamaha Jubilo will meet Suntory Sungoliath in the final of the All-Japan Championship following Sunday’s two semifinals at Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Ground. Top League runnerup Yamaha beat Toshiba Brave Lupus 21-9, while Suntory downed league champion Panasonic 31-25 to ruin the Wild Knights’ hopes ...

Feb 15, 2015

Suntory, Toshiba reach All-Japan Championship semifinals

Two of Australia’s Super Rugby sides will have to wait a little longer for their Japan imports after Suntory Sungoliath advanced to the semifinals of the All-Japan Championship on Sunday. Hendrik Tui, who is set to play for the Reds, and Kotaro Matsushima, who ...

Teikyo University stuns NEC in All-Japan Championship

Feb 8, 2015

Teikyo University stuns NEC in All-Japan Championship

Teikyo University became just the second collegiate side to beat a Top League team in the All-Japan Championship as it beat NEC Green Rockets 31-25 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Sunday. Masayuki Iwade’s side — which won its sixth straight university title ...

Dragonflies stun Alvark to reach All-Japan final

Jan 10, 2015

Dragonflies stun Alvark to reach All-Japan final

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In a win-or-go-home tournament, things like this can happen. Just not all the time. The Hiroshima Dragonflies, a first-year professional club in the NBL, stunned Japanese basketball fans when they advanced to the All-Japan Championship men’s final with a 80-78 victory over the powerhouse ...