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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 ...

Suntory ends Toshiba's Top League title hopes

Rugby Dec 24, 2017

Suntory ends Toshiba's Top League title hopes

Suntory Sungoliath showed no seasonal goodwill to local rival Toshiba Brave Lupus on Sunday as they won the Fuchu derby 28-24 at Ajinomoto Stadium. The result ensured Toshiba could not finish in the top two of the Red Conference in the Japan Rugby Top League, ...

Toshiba storms past NEC in weather-delayed match

More Sports / 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. To do so, however, Toshiba had to withstand a rare delay ...

Sungoliath thrash Brave Lupus in Top League duel

More Sports / Rugby Jan 7, 2017

Sungoliath thrash Brave Lupus in Top League duel

A hat trick of tries from Takaaki Nakazuru and another near-faultless display from Kosei Ono helped Suntory Sungoliath move ever closer to their fourth Top League title Saturday as they hammered Toshiba Brave Lupus 48-0. The victory at Ajinomoto Stadium not only gives Suntory bragging ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 30, 2016

Ex-All Blacks winger Jane joins Toshiba Brave Lupus

Former All Blacks winger Cory Jane has signed a two-year contract with theTop League's Toshiba Brave Lupus, though he will return to play for the Wellington Hurricanes next year, his Super Rugby franchise said on Thursday. Jane will head to Japan at the conclusion of ...

Panasonic captures Top League title

More Sports / Rugby Jan 24, 2016

Panasonic captures Top League title

by Andrew McKirdy

Panasonic Wild Knights survived an almighty late scare to become Top League champions for the third straight season after beating Toshiba Brave Lupus 27-26 in Sunday's LIXIL Cup final. South African winger JP Pietersen looked to have put the Wild Knights home and dry at ...

More Sports / Rugby Dec 8, 2013

Brave Lupus hold off plucky Eagles

Toshiba Brave Lupus survived a scare in the Top League as man-of-the-match Takahiro Ogawa kicked 16 points in a 26-24 win over Group A rivals Canon Eagles on Sunday. Ogawa, coming off a 17-point game last weekend against Toyota Verblitz, had three first-half penalties as ...