Former Japan international Hiroki Yuhara dies at 36

Rugby Sep 30, 2020

Former Japan international Hiroki Yuhara dies at 36

Hiroki Yuhara, a former member of the Japan national side and the Toshiba Brave Lupus forwards coach, died at the age of 36 on Monday, the Top League club announced. The cause of death has not been revealed, although sources with knowledge of the incident ...

Steelers hammer Brave Lupus at home to remain unbeaten

Rugby Feb 23, 2020

Steelers hammer Brave Lupus at home to remain unbeaten

The Kobe Kobelco Steelers stayed unbeaten in the Japan Rugby Top League thanks to Sunday's comprehensive 57-0 win over Toshiba Brave Lupus. Todd Blackadder's Brave Lupus came into the game at Universiade Memorial Stadium with just one loss. But they were outplayed in all departments ...

Wild Knights maintain perfect record in Top League

Rugby Feb 15, 2020

Wild Knights maintain perfect record in Top League

A late brace by substitute Taiki Koyama earned the Panasonic Wild Knights their fifth bonus-point win of the season, a 46-27 victory over the Toshiba Brave Lupus on Saturday. The late charge at Kumagaya Sports and Culture Park, enabled by a steady stream of defensive ...

Wild Knights, Brave Lupus stay unbeaten

Rugby Jan 25, 2020

Wild Knights, Brave Lupus stay unbeaten

The Panasonic Wild Knights and Toshiba Brave Lupus maintained their unbeaten starts to the Japan Rugby Top League season on Saturday with wins over the Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars and Honda Heat, respectively. Panasonic made it three bonus-point wins from as many games as it thrashed ...

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 ...

Rugby Nov 1, 2018

Toshiba mulls sale of Top League team after 2019 World Cup

Toshiba Corp. is considering selling its famed rugby team after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan as part of business streamlining, company sources said Thursday. The electronics manufacturer sponsors the Brave Lupus, a five-time Japan Rugby Top League champion whose players include Japan captain ...

Eagles triumph in Top League opener

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. Eleven points from the boot of Japan flyhalf Yu Tamura, including a drop goal 12 ...