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Suntory, NEC book All-Japan spots

KYODO

Suntory Sungoliath and NEC Green Rockets both ensured on Saturday that their seasons would last at least one more game as they booked their spots in the All-Japan Championship.

Suntory downed Ricoh Black Rams 42-14, while NEC beat NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 33-10 in the wild card tournament for the season-ending competition.

Sungoliath’s reward is a first-round matchup with University of Tsukuba, runner-up in the student competition, while the Green Rockets are scheduled to take on the collegiate champion, Teikyo University.

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