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TOP LEAGUE

Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 28, 2019
Steven Yates becomes second Toyota Verblitz player arrested on drug charge within a week
Another Toyota Verblitz player was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing cocaine, police said.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 20, 2019
Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima arrested on cocaine charge
Toyota Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing cocaine, police said, and the team has pulled out of the upcoming Top League Cup as a consequence.
Rugby
Jun 12, 2019
All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick signs with Top League's Kobelco Steelers
All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick, the 2014 World Rugby Player of the Year, has signed a deal with the Kobe Kobelco Steelers, the Top League team said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 31, 2019
Veteran coaches worry about future of Japanese rugby
Two leading coaches believe the Japan Rugby Football Union does not understand just how much of an impact this year's Rugby World Cup will have and say the policies currently in place will see rugby here suffer greatly following the tournament.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
May 2, 2019
JRFU's bewildering plans for Top League reform spark skepticism, opposition
The news that the Japan Rugby Top League is to undergo reform following this year's World Cup should have been met with heraldic fanfare, given the nation's recent entry into the Reiwa Era.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 11, 2019
Wallabies icon George Gregan preaches value of preparation in quest for RWC title
George Gregan has experienced the full gamut of Rugby World Cup emotions, but the Australian legend knows what he is looking forward to most when Japan hosts the tournament later this year.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 4, 2019
Scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka brings veteran leadership to Canon Eagles
Veteran Japan scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka has joined the Canon Eagles for the upcoming Top League season, the club announced Thursday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 29, 2019
Wild Knights announce departure of several key players
The Panasonic Wild Knights on Friday announced the departure of Japan scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka and winger Akihito Yamada from the Top League club.
Rugby
Mar 6, 2019
Shining Arcs coach Rob Penney steps down after five seasons
NTT Communications Shining Arcs said Wednesday that Rob Penney will step down from his role as head coach after five seasons with the Japan Rugby Top League team.
Rugby
Feb 18, 2019
Steelers' Dan Carter returning to Racing 92 for rest of Top 14 season
Kobe Kobelco Steelers flyhalf Dan Carter will finish out the rest of the French first-division season with his former team Racing 92, the Top 14 club revealed Sunday.
Rugby
Feb 7, 2019
Top League Cup to be staged before Rugby World Cup
Japan's top-flight and second-tier rugby teams will compete for the Top League Cup ahead of this year's World Cup, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 2, 2019
Clermont routs Top League All-Stars in charity match
A select team from Japan's Top League lost to French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne 50-29 on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 29, 2019
Former coach Katsuyuki Kiyomiya proud of Yamaha's achievements during his tenure
Recently retired Yamaha Jubilo head coach Katsuyuki Kiyomiya said he is proud of his eight seasons at the helm of the Top League club and shared his post-retirement plans on Tuesday.
Rugby
Jan 28, 2019
Green Rockets head coach Peter Russell steps down
NEC Green Rockets said Monday that Peter Russell will step down from his role as head coach of the Chiba-based Japan Rugby Top League club after three seasons.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 10, 2019
Japan hooker Shota Horie focused on rehab following foot surgery
Japan hooker Shota Horie said Thursday he underwent surgery on his right foot in November to treat a stress fracture.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Dec 26, 2018
Cloud of uncertainty hovers over Top League
The New Year is traditionally a time for looking back on the past and looking ahead.
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.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 16, 2018
Kobe's Carter named Top League MVP in first season
Dan Carter wrapped up his first season in Japan by claiming the Top League MVP award Sunday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 15, 2018
Steelers claim Top League title
The Kobe Kobelco Steelers claimed their second Japan Rugby Top League title Saturday with a 55-5 drubbing of Suntory Sungoliath at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 11, 2018
Yamaha coach Katsuyuki Kiyomiya to retire after season
Yamaha Jubilo head coach Katsuyuki Kiyomiya said Tuesday he will retire at the end of the Japan Rugby Top League season.

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