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Eagles triumph in Top League opener

Rugby Sep 1, 2018

Eagles triumph in Top League opener

The Top League season kicked off Friday night with Canon beating Toshiba 26-20 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the Eagles' first win over the Brave Lupus in six attempts. Eleven points from the boot of Japan flyhalf Yu Tamura, including a drop goal 12 ...

Allister Coetzee hired to lead Top League's Canon Eagles

Rugby Mar 9, 2018

Allister Coetzee hired to lead Top League's Canon Eagles

Allister Coetzee will take over as head coach of Canon Eagles, the Japan Top League side announced Friday. The 54-year-old South African ran Kobe Kobelco Steelers during the 2015-2016 season before taking over as head coach of the Springboks in early 2016. Coetzee was relieved ...

Ryuta Iiyama sparks Green Rockets in victory over Eagles

Rugby Dec 16, 2017

Ryuta Iiyama sparks Green Rockets in victory over Eagles

Two tries from debutant Ryuta Iiyama helped the NEC Green Rockets beat the Canon Eagles 25-20 in the Japan Rugby Top League on Saturday at Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium. The victory sees NEC remain in fourth place in the White Conference, five points ahead of Canon ...

Yamaha hammers misfiring Canon in Top League

More Sports / Rugby Sep 24, 2017

Yamaha hammers misfiring Canon in Top League

Yamaha Jubilo ensured Canon Eagles' miserable start to the Japan Rugby Top League season continued Sunday as they hammered Yuki Imamura's side 69-21 in front of 18,279 at Oita Bank Dome. Canon — which was forced to install Imamura as head coach 10 days before ...

Wild Knights hammer Eagles

More Sports / Rugby Aug 26, 2017

Wild Knights hammer Eagles

The Panasonic Wild Knights maintained their perfect start to the new Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday, beating the Canon Eagles 43-8 at Kumagaya Athletic Stadium. Digby Ioane and Akihito Yamada each picked up a brace of five-pointers and Kenki Fukuoka and Takuya Yamasawa also ...

Top League returns with new format

More Sports / Rugby Aug 17, 2017

Top League returns with new format

by Rich Freeman

The new Japan Rugby Top League season kicks off Friday with five games being played across the country. Defending champion Suntory Sungoliath open their campaign against the Canon Eagles with fans, players and coaches alike forced to get used to yet another new format. This season, ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 1, 2017

Sunwolves' Quirk joins Canon

The Canon Eagles have signed Sunwolves co-captain Ed Quirk for the new Top League season starting in August, the side announced Thursday. The 25-year-old Australian, who played for the Reds between 2010 and 2015, is predominantly a flanker and has a total of 54 Super ...

Wild Knights open playoffs in style

More Sports / Rugby Jan 9, 2016

Wild Knights open playoffs in style

by Rich Freeman

Panasonic Wild Knights remained on course for a third straight Top League title Saturday as they beat Canon Eagles 46-6 in the opening round of the LIXIL Cup, the playoff tournament to determine the league champions. Panasonic coach Robbie Deans' team ran in four tries ...

More Sports / Rugby Jul 31, 2015

Blue Bulls thrash Canon Eagles

South Africa's Blue Bulls gave Japanese rugby a reminder of just where it stands Friday night as the Currie Cup side hammered Canon Eagles 50-3 at Machida Athletic Stadium. And to make things worse, Japanese rugby was also handed a lesson in big match organization ...

More Sports / Rugby Dec 8, 2013

Brave Lupus hold off plucky Eagles

Toshiba Brave Lupus survived a scare in the Top League as man-of-the-match Takahiro Ogawa kicked 16 points in a 26-24 win over Group A rivals Canon Eagles on Sunday. Ogawa, coming off a 17-point game last weekend against Toyota Verblitz, had three first-half penalties as ...