• Kyodo


Reigning champions Suntory Sungoliath will kick off the 2017-18 Top League season against Canon Eagles on Aug. 18, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Monday.

Suntory, which won the league and cup double last season after also securing the All-Japan Championship, begins its campaign at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo against a Canon side looking to improve on its seventh-place finish.

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