Top League cancels opening four rounds through Feb. 7

Rugby Jan 22, 2021

Top League cancels opening four rounds through Feb. 7

The first four rounds of the new Top League season have been canceled and tickets will be refunded, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday. A week earlier, the JRFU announced that the start of the season — originally scheduled to kick off last Saturday ...

Top League moves big-name season opener to National Stadium

Rugby Nov 9, 2020

Top League moves big-name season opener to National Stadium

The Japan Rugby Top League announced Monday it will go back to the future by moving its Jan. 16 season opener to the National Stadium, the centerpiece of the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The opening day battle sets up a rematch between Toshiba Brave Lupus' Michael ...

Top League reveals 2021 format in final season before pro league

Rugby Sep 29, 2020

Top League reveals 2021 format in final season before pro league

The Japan Rugby Top League announced Monday the format for its 2021 season, the last planned before the launch of a new professional competition the following year. The season will kick off Jan. 16 and conclude in May. It will comprise three stages involving all ...