RFU 'comfortable' with Eddie Jones advising Beau Barrett at Suntory

Rugby Apr 28, 2021

RFU 'comfortable' with Eddie Jones advising Beau Barrett at Suntory

The Rugby Football Union said on Tuesday it was "comfortable" with England head coach Eddie Jones continuing to act as a consultant to Beauden Barrett's Suntory Sungoliath. New Zealand fly-half Barrett is on a sabbatical to play with the Japanese club but the two-time world ...

Former Suntory boss Keisuke Sawaki to coach Canon Eagles: sources

Rugby Apr 29, 2020

Former Suntory boss Keisuke Sawaki to coach Canon Eagles: sources

Canon Eagles have reached a basic agreement with former Suntory Sungoliath coach Keisuke Sawaki, sources close to the team revealed Wednesday. Sawaki, 45, replaces former Springboks coach Allister Coetzee, who stepped down at the end of the coronavirus-shortened season. A former Japan international who was part ...

Suntory Sungoliath pound winless NEC Green Rockets

Rugby Feb 1, 2020

Suntory Sungoliath pound winless NEC Green Rockets

A hat trick of tries from man-of-the-match Tevita Li lifted Suntory Sungoliath to a 40-14 bonus-point victory over the winless NEC Green Rockets on Saturday. The 24-year-old wing from New Zealand opened the scoring in each half, crossing the chalk in the fifth minute and ...

Steelers edge Sungoliath in intense rematch of 2019 final

Rugby Jan 26, 2020

Steelers edge Sungoliath in intense rematch of 2019 final

Dan Carter kicked 15 points as Kobe Kobelco Steelers, the Japan Top League defending champions, won a scintillating rematch with last season's runners-up Suntory Sungoliath 35-29 on Sunday. Tries by Ryohei Yamanaka, Tom Franklin, Fraser Anderson and Richard Buckman allowed the champions to overcome an ...

Top League kicks off in front of big crowds

Rugby Jan 12, 2020

Top League kicks off in front of big crowds

by Rich Freeman

The 2019-2020 Japan Rugby Top League season kicked off Sunday with a plethora of world superstars and Rugby World Cup winners playing in front of big crowds across the nation. The season was pushed back five months to accommodate last year's World Cup and will ...