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Top League teams upset Super Rugby duo

Rugby Jun 17, 2018

Top League teams upset Super Rugby duo

The Top League claimed an impressive double scalp over Super Rugby on Sunday as NEC Green Rockets and Suntory Sungoliath beat the Waratahs and Brumbies, respectively, at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Two tries from Rio Olympian Teruya Goto and a key defensive play from ...

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 ...

Sungoliath trounce Green Rockets and clinch playoff spot

Rugby Dec 9, 2017

Sungoliath trounce Green Rockets and clinch playoff spot

The Suntory Sungoliath booked themselves a spot in the playoffs to determine the Japan Rugby Top League champions on Saturday thanks to a 28-13 win over the NEC Green Rockets. The victory at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground means Keisuke Sawaki's team cannot finish outside ...

More Sports / Rugby Sep 29, 2017

Black Rams top Green Rockets in Top League tilt

Ricoh Black Rams picked up their fourth win of the Japan Rugby Top League season Friday night as they beat NEC Green Rockets 29-3. Genki Hasegawa bagged a brace of tries for the Black Rams, whose all around game proved too strong for NEC in ...

Toshiba storms past NEC in weather-delayed match

More Sports / Rugby Aug 19, 2017

Toshiba storms past NEC in weather-delayed match

The Toshiba Brave Lupus juggernaut took the first step toward getting back on track as they opened their new Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday with a 20-0 win over the NEC Green Rockets. To do so, however, Toshiba had to withstand a rare delay ...

More Sports / Rugby Oct 29, 2016

Green Rockets outplay Steelers in Top League clash

The Kobe Kobelco Steelers missed out on a golden opportunity to keep pace with the Top League leaders on Saturday, losing 38-24 to the NEC Green Rockets. The inaugural Top League champions (in the 2003-04 campaign) came into this Round 9 game at Prince Chichibu ...

More Sports / Rugby Sep 10, 2016

Ross guides NTT Communications past NEC

Isaac Ross may not have played for his country since 2009 but he showed Friday just why New Zealand is revered as the best rugby nursery in the world and the All Blacks one of the most successful teams in sports. The NTT Communications Shining ...

More Sports / Rugby Nov 28, 2015

Goromaru guides Yamaha Jubilo past NEC Green Rockets

Last season's All-Japan Championship winners Yamaha Jubilo remained unbeaten in the 2015-16 Top League on Saturday thanks to a 39-19 win over NEC Green Rockets. Ayumu Goromaru scored one of Yamaha's five tries and added four conversions and two penalty goals as Katsuyuki Kiyomiya's side ...

More Sports / Rugby Jan 31, 2015

Suntory, NEC book All-Japan spots

Suntory Sungoliath and NEC Green Rockets both ensured on Saturday that their seasons would last at least one more game as they booked their spots in the All-Japan Championship. Suntory downed Ricoh Black Rams 42-14, while NEC beat NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 33-10 in the ...