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TOYOTA VERBLITZ

Ian Foster, then-New Zealand head coach, during training in Paris on Oct. 13
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Apr 16, 2024
Former All Blacks coach Foster makes Japan move
Ian Foster has not coached since leading the All Blacks to last year's World Cup final, where they lost 12-11 to South Africa.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 24, 2023
Eagles and Verblitz win on final day of Rugby League One regular season
The fourth-place Yokohama Eagles and sixth-place Toyota Verblitz won their respective matches Sunday, the last day of the Japan Rugby League One regular season.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 7, 2023
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett returning to Japan with Verblitz
All Blacks superstar Beauden Barrett and veteran scrumhalf Aaron Smith have signed to play for Japanese side Toyota Verblitz after the World Cup, New Zealand rugby said in a statement Tuesday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 26, 2023
England's Launchbury says more players could move to Japan
The 31-year-old lock left stricken English giants Wasps in November to sign a one-season deal with Toyota Verblitz.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 11, 2022
Seta Tamanivalu hat-trick pushes Brave Lupus past Verblitz
Another former All Black, Tom Taylor, kicks 18 points for the winners, who are fifth in the table on 34 points, while Verblitz are a place below on 32.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 16, 2021
Panasonic heads to final after clinical win over Toyota
The Wild Knights are looking for their fifth Top League championship after Kenki Fukuoka delivered three tries against Verblitz behind closed doors at Hanazono.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 14, 2021
Top League delays start of season due to COVID-19 outbreak
On Tuesday, the JFRU said 24 players and staff at Canon Eagles, 13 from Toyota Verblitz, and seven from Suntory Sungoliath tested positive in preseason screening.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 18, 2020
Robbie Deans' Wild Knights top Steve Hansen's Verblitz
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen remains winless in the Japan Rugby Top League after his Toyota Verblitz side were beaten 40-20 by Robbie Deans' Panasonic Wild Knights in front of 37,050 at Toyota Stadium on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 2, 2019
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen becomes director of rugby for Toyota Verblitz
Toyota Verblitz announced Monday that former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has been appointed as director of rugby ahead of the next Top League season in Japan.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 2, 2019
New Zealand captain Kieran Read looks forward to starting new chapter in Top League
All Blacks captain Kieran Read closed his test career at the Rugby World Cup on Friday, but said he is looking forward to opening a new chapter of his career in Japan, after spending more than six weeks in the country.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 6, 2019
Kazuki Himeno turning into hero for Japan
Kazuki Himeno may be playing in his first Rugby World Cup, but the young star has become a dominant force in Japan's campaign to reach the knockout stage for the first time.
Rugby
Sep 26, 2019
Ex-Toyota Verblitz player Ryota Kabashima receives suspended sentence for cocaine possession
Former Toyota Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima was given a suspended prison term Thursday for possessing cocaine.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 5, 2019
Former Toyota Verblitz player Ryota Kabashima pleads guilty to cocaine possession
Former Toyota Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima pleaded guilty on Thursday to possessing cocaine in his first court appearance in the case.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 12, 2019
Ex-Toyota Verblitz player Ryota Kabashima admits to cocaine possession
Former Toyota Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima was released on bail of ¥2 million ($18,460) on Friday, after admitting to a charge of possessing cocaine.
Rugby
Jul 3, 2019
JRFU asks teams to interview players following recent drug arrests
The Japan Rugby Football Union on Wednesday requested all teams in the country's Top League interview their players following the arrests last month of two Toyota Verblitz members on suspicion of possessing cocaine.
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.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 2, 2018
Verblitz down Wild Knights, Kobe ease past Ricoh to reach semis
Toyota Verblitz and Kobe Kobelco Steelers are set to meet in the Japan Rugby Top League semifinals following two contrasting quarterfinals on Sunday.
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.
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.

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