Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann to take over Red Hurricanes

Rugby May 15, 2020

Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann to take over Red Hurricanes

Gloucester coach Johan Ackermann is leaving the English Premiership club to join Japan Top League side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, it was announced on Friday. The 49-year-old South African has spent three years with Gloucester, taking them to the final of the European Challenge Cup ...

Unbeaten Wild Knights trounce Red Hurricanes

Rugby Feb 22, 2020

Unbeaten Wild Knights trounce Red Hurricanes

The Panasonic Wild Knights maintained their perfect start to the Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday, beating the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 40-3 at Hanazono Rugby Stadium. On a rainy day, it took the Wild Knights a while to get going after falling behind to ...

Five-try Taumua Naeata powers Steelers in rout of Red Hurricanes

Rugby Feb 2, 2020

Five-try Taumua Naeata powers Steelers in rout of Red Hurricanes

Tongan No. 8 Taumua Naeata scored five tries as Top League champions Kobe Kobelco Steelers remained unbeaten after four rounds with a 97-0 win over NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes on Sunday. A week after the Steelers were denied a bonus-point win in their bruising encounter ...

Rugby Dec 23, 2018

Dynaboars earn long-awaited Top League return

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Sagamihara Dynaboars made the leap into the Top League on Sunday with a 31-7 win in their relegation-promotion game against the Toyota Industries Shuttles on Sunday. Daniel Hawkins kicked 16 points, while Yuderyckenys Thomas, Yoshimitsu Yasue and Matt Vaega scored tries ...

Hino Red Dolphins earn promotion to Top League for first time

Rugby Jan 20, 2018

Hino Red Dolphins earn promotion to Top League for first time

The NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes were demoted following a 20-17 loss to the Hino Red Dolphins in Saturday's Top League relegation-promotion playoffs. Shigenori Someyama kicked two conversions and two penalties, the final one breaking a 17-17 tie in the 73rd minute that sent the Red ...

More Sports / Rugby Jan 23, 2016

Red Hurricanes finish last in Top League

NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes discovered Saturday that signing high profile players on short-term contracts doesn't guarantee a turnaround in fortune as they finished bottom of the Top League following a 32-22 defeat to NEC Green Rockets at Komazawa Olympic Park. Fortunately for Masahiro Shimooki and ...