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TOP LEAGUE

Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 13, 2018
Sungoliath beat Wild Knights to claim Top League title
Suntory Sungoliath were crowned Top League champions for the fifth time on Saturday thanks to a 12-8 win over Panasonic Wild Knights at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 6, 2018
Wild Knights, Sungoliath secure spots in Top League final
The Panasonic Wild Knights and Suntory Sungoliath will face off in the Japan Rugby Top League final following two contrasting semifinals Saturday at Yanmar Stadium Nagai.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 17, 2017
Suntory clinches first place in Top League's Red Conference
Suntory Sungoliath ensured they will top the Japan Rugby Top League's Red Conference when the regular season comes to an end next weekend after they beat Kobe Kobelco Steelers 24-7 on Sunday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 16, 2017
Ryuta Iiyama sparks Green Rockets in victory over Eagles
Two tries from debutant Ryuta Iiyama helped the NEC Green Rockets beat the Canon Eagles 25-20 in the Japan Rugby Top League on Saturday at Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 10, 2017
Panasonic rolls into Top League playoffs with 11th straight victory
Panasonic Wild Knights picked up their 11th straight win of the season Sunday to become the second side to book a spot in the playoffs to determine the Japan Rugby Top League champion.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 9, 2017
Sungoliath trounce Green Rockets and clinch playoff spot
The Suntory Sungoliath booked themselves a spot in the playoffs to determine the Japan Rugby Top League champions on Saturday thanks to a 28-13 win over the NEC Green Rockets.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 3, 2017
Michael Leitch saves the day as Brave Lupus hold off Yamaha Jubilo
Japan captain Michael Leitch saved a 27-22 Japan Top League win for Toshiba Brave Lupus on Sunday by stealing a turnover with Yamaha Jubilo pressing for a game-tying try after the hooter.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 2, 2017
Steelers, Shining Arcs settle for draw; Black Rams thump Red Hurricanes
Kobe Kobelco Steelers and NTT Communications Shining Arcs drew 28-28 on Saturday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground as the Japan Rugby Top League resumed after a five-week break.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 16, 2017
Rugby legend Dan Carter to join Kobe Kobelco Steelers: sources
All Blacks legend Dan Carter is set to finish his career in Japan with Kobe Kobelco Steelers, sources told Kyodo News on Thursday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 21, 2017
Wild Knights hand Sungoliath first league loss in nearly two years
The Panasonic Wild Knights head into the five-week autumn break as the only unbeaten team in the Japan Rugby Top League following a 21-10 win over Suntory Sungoliath on Saturday.
Rugby
Oct 18, 2017
Top League to trim 2018 season to 10 games ahead of World Cup
The Japan Rugby Top League will adopt a shorter season next year to allow players for the national team more time to prepare for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, the Japan Rugby Football Union revealed Wednesday.
Rugby
Oct 7, 2017
Sungoliath clobber Sanix Blues for seventh consecutive victory
The defending Japan Rugby Top League champion Suntory Sungoliath picked up their seventh straight win Saturday as they topped Munakata Sanix Blues 45-0 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 24, 2017
Yamaha hammers misfiring Canon in Top League
Yamaha Jubilo ensured Canon Eagles' miserable start to the Japan Rugby Top League season continued Sunday as they hammered Yuki Imamura's side 69-21 in front of 18,279 at Oita Bank Dome.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 23, 2017
Unbeaten Wild Knights trounce Verblitz
The Panasonic Wild Knights made it five straight bonus-point wins to start the Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday, beating the Toyota Verblitz 43-16 at Kumagaya Sports Stadium.
Rugby
Sep 3, 2017
Shining Arcs derail Liners for second win of season
Four second-half tries saw NTT Communications Shining Arcs win their second Japan Top League game of the season on Sunday, a 36-10 victory over Kintetsu Liners.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 2, 2017
Sungoliath rally past Jubilo
Defending Top League champion Suntory Sungoliath showed they are not giving their title up without a fight Saturday, rallying to beat Yamaha Jubilo 27-24 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 26, 2017
Wild Knights hammer Eagles
The Panasonic Wild Knights maintained their perfect start to the new Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday, beating the Canon Eagles 43-8 at Kumagaya Athletic Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 19, 2017
Toshiba storms past NEC in weather-delayed match
The Toshiba Brave Lupus juggernaut took the first step toward getting back on track as they opened their new Japan Rugby Top League season Saturday with a 20-0 win over the NEC Green Rockets.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 17, 2017
Top League returns with new format
The new Japan Rugby Top League season kicks off Friday with five games being played across the country.

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