• Kyodo


The 2014-2015 Top League season kicks off Friday with a plethora of new world-class coaches and players and the added bonus of Rugby World Cup places to play for.

The Panasonic Wild Knights, the defending champions, get things rolling by taking on Toshiba Brave Lupus in Pool A in Tokyo, while NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes play Kintetsu Liners in Pool B in Osaka. There are four more games on Saturday and two on Sunday as the league once again goes with a two-stage, two-pool format.

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