Rugby Jan 19, 2020

Berrick Barnes leads Black Rams past Blues

Berrick Barnes kicked eight points to lead Ricoh Black Rams past Munakata Sanix Blues 18-16 on Sunday for their first win of the Japan Top League season. The former Wallaby and 2013-2014 Top League MVP for Panasonic Wild Knights opened the scoring with two early ...

Rugby Dec 9, 2018

Blues edge Shuttles to notch first victory of season

Munakata Sanix Blues picked up their first win of the season on the penultimate weekend of Japan Rugby Top League action as they held on to beat Toyota Industries Shuttles 32-31 on Sunday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. The victory, on the back of ...

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 ...

Andy Ellis shines as Steelers whip Blues

Rugby Sep 29, 2018

Andy Ellis shines as Steelers whip Blues

The Kobe Kobelco Steelers moved to the top of the Red Conference thanks to a 69-5 hammering of the Munakata Sanix Blues in Saturday's only Japan Rugby Top League game. The Round 2 game was originally slated for Sept. 8 but was postponed as a ...

More Sports / Rugby Jan 17, 2016

Sanix stays on course in Top Challenge Series

by Rich Freeman

Munakata Sanix Blues remained on course to win the Top Challenge Series on Sunday with a 61-14 victory over Kyuden Voltex at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Karne Hesketh — who scored Japan's winning try against South Africa at Rugby World Cup 2015 — crossed ...