• Kyodo


New Japan coach Eddie Jones’ Suntory Sungoliath beat Kobe Kobelco Steelers 32-28 to finish the Top League season in first place on Sunday.

Suntory, which won 12 of 13 to end up two points ahead of Toshiba Brave Lupus, will head to the four-way Top League playoffs starting Feb. 19 at Tokyo’s Chichibunomiya Stadium, where it will face fourth-place NEC Green Rockets.

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