NTT Communications snatches final playoff spot

Rugby Oct 20, 2018

NTT Communications snatches final playoff spot

The NTT Communications Shining Arcs survived some nerve-racking moments Saturday to grab the eighth and final spot in the playoffs to determine the Japan Rugby Top League champions. Having overcome a stuttering start, a last-minute try from Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco guaranteed the Shining Arcs a bonus ...

Seven squads secure playoff berths on pivotal day in Top League

Rugby Oct 13, 2018

Seven squads secure playoff berths on pivotal day in Top League

Seven teams confirmed their places in the playoffs to determine the Japan Rugby Top League champion Saturday as the pool stage reached its penultimate round. Yamaha Jubilo, the Panasonic Wild Knights, Ricoh Black Rams and Kubota Spears will all progress from the White Conference, while ...

Japan hopes to spread word about wheelchair rugby in 2020

Rugby Oct 11, 2018

Japan hopes to spread word about wheelchair rugby in 2020

With Tokyo playing host to the next Paralympic Games in 2020, the members of Japan's wheelchair rugby team, the reigning world champion, know they're in a unique position to promote the fast-paced, hard-hitting sport. The Japanese team clinched its first-ever world championship in August, knocking ...

Rugby Oct 6, 2018

Panasonic pounds Honda, moves closer to clinching playoff berth

The Panasonic Wild Knights maintained their unbeaten run in the Japan Rugby Top League with a 41-12 victory over the Honda Heat on Saturday at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium. Veteran scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka was at the heart of the Panasonic effort, forcing a number of turnovers ...