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TOP LEAGUE

Rugby
Dec 9, 2018
Blues edge Shuttles to notch first victory of season
Munakata Sanix Blues picked up their first win of the season on the penultimate weekend of Japan Rugby Top League action as they held on to beat Toyota Industries Shuttles 32-31 on Sunday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 8, 2018
Sungoliath, Steelers advance to Top League final
Matt Giteau's Suntory Sungoliath and Dan Carter's Kobe Kobelco Steelers will play for the Japan Rugby Top League crown after winning their respective semifinals Saturday in Tokyo and Osaka.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 1, 2018
Suntory, Yamaha move on to Top League semifinals
Suntory Sungoliath will play Yamaha Jubilo for a spot in the Japan Rugby Top League final after both sides won hard-fought quarterfinals on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 22, 2018
Shining Arcs give Amanaki Lelei Mafi OK to play despite legal issues
The NTT Communications Shining Arcs announced Thursday they will allow No. 8 Amanaki Lelei Mafi, who is undergoing criminal proceedings for assault, to play in Saturday's Japan Rugby Top League Cup match against Suntory Sungoliath.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 13, 2018
Seven squads secure playoff berths on pivotal day in Top League
Seven teams confirmed their places in the playoffs to determine the Japan Rugby Top League champion Saturday as the pool stage reached its penultimate round.
Rugby
Oct 6, 2018
Panasonic pounds Honda, moves closer to clinching playoff berth
The Panasonic Wild Knights maintained their unbeaten run in the Japan Rugby Top League with a 41-12 victory over the Honda Heat on Saturday at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 21, 2018
Bryce Hegarty's late penalties carry Black Rams past Eagles in Top League clash
The Ricoh Black Rams picked up their third win of the Japan Rugby Top League season Friday night, beating the Canon Eagles 21-17 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 16, 2018
Panasonic coach Robbie Deans fumes over video referee's performance
Panasonic Wild Knights coach Robbie Deans gave a scathing review of the television match official at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday as complaints about officiating in the Japan Rugby Top League once again overshadowed the rugby on display.
Japan Times
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.
SPORTS
Sep 6, 2018
Earthquake forces sports cancellations
A number of sporting events have been postponed or cancelled in the wake of Thursday morning's magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Hokkaido.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 1, 2018
Eagles triumph in Top League opener
The Top League season kicked off Friday night with Canon beating Toshiba 26-20 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the Eagles' first win over the Brave Lupus in six attempts.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Aug 30, 2018
Intense season awaits Top League
The 2018-19 Top League season kicks off Friday with plenty of changes to the format both on and off the field as the Japan Rugby Football Union looks to do all it can to ensure the Brave Blossoms are at their peak when Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
Rugby / Coach's Eye
Aug 26, 2018
Japan needs to act now to capitalize on 2015 RWC success
I think there have been some amazing developments and some not-so-amazing developments in Japanese rugby since the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 20, 2018
Abbreviated Top League hoping to build hype ahead of 2019 Rugby World Cup
With the Rugby World Cup only a year away, the Top League is hoping to help develop players and draw attention to the domestic game over the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 16, 2018
Shining Arcs ban Amanaki Lelei Mafi until assault verdict is reached
Amanaki Lelei Mafi has been banned from team activities by the NTT Communications Shining Arcs until a verdict is made in his assault case, the Japan Top League side revealed Thursday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 17, 2018
Top League teams upset Super Rugby duo
The Top League claimed an impressive double scalp over Super Rugby on Sunday as NEC Green Rockets and Suntory Sungoliath beat the Waratahs and Brumbies, respectively, at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.
Rugby
Apr 19, 2018
JRFA unveils Top League schedule for 2018-19 season, details of new cup competition
The 2018-19 Japan Rugby Top League season will run from Aug. 31 to Dec. 15, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday, with a new cup competition to be held from Nov. 10 to Jan. 19.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 9, 2018
Allister Coetzee hired to lead Top League's Canon Eagles
Allister Coetzee will take over as head coach of Canon Eagles, the Japan Top League side announced Friday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 21, 2018
Suntory fullback Kotaro Matsushima named Top League MVP
Suntory Sungoliath fullback Kotaro Matsushima won the Japan Rugby Top League's Most Valuable Player Award on Sunday.

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