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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 ...

Sungoliath edge Shining Arcs, improve to 2-0

Rugby Sep 7, 2018

Sungoliath edge Shining Arcs, improve to 2-0

Two-time defending Top League champion Suntory Sungoliath beat NTT Communications Shining Arcs 20-18 Friday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground to make it two straight wins to start the new season. But for the second week running the champs were forced to dig very deep ...

Sungoliath pounce on Shining Arcs

More Sports / Rugby Sep 9, 2017

Sungoliath pounce on Shining Arcs

The Suntory Sungoliath jumped above the Kobe Kobelco Steelers to head the Japan Rugby Top League's Red Conference on Saturday thanks to a 36-11 victory over the NTT Communications Shining Arcs. George Smith showed his full array of skills at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground ...

More Sports / Rugby Sep 3, 2017

Shining Arcs derail Liners for second win of season

Four second-half tries saw NTT Communications Shining Arcs win their second Japan Top League game of the season on Sunday, a 36-10 victory over Kintetsu Liners. Jumpei Ogura scored a try and kicked three conversions to earn man-of-the-match honors for the Shining Arcs, who improved ...

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 Dec 19, 2015

Shining Arcs remain in hunt for top-four finish

NTT Communications Shining Arcs kept alive their hopes of a top-four finish in Group A and a spot in the playoffs to determine the Top League champions on Saturday with a 29-15 win over Honda Heat. Head coach Rob Penney's decision to keep a number ...