• Kyodo


The Kobe Kobelco Steelers claimed their second Japan Rugby Top League title Saturday with a 55-5 drubbing of Suntory Sungoliath at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.

The game also doubled as the All-Japan Championship final and saw Kobe — whose only previous league win came in their inaugural season in 2003-04 — pick up its 11th national crown and first since 2000-01.

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