Sungoliath rally past Jubilo

More Sports / 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. A try after the hooter from Kosei Ono from a quickly taken penalty by Atsushi ...

Rugby hero Goromaru returning to Yamaha

More Sports / Rugby Jun 5, 2017

Rugby hero Goromaru returning to Yamaha

Japan's 2015 Rugby World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru is rejoining his old side Yamaha Jubilo after a year-and-a-half playing in Australia and France, the fullback revealed Monday on his website. The 31-year-old had an option to extend his deal in Toulon by a further year ...

Suntory routs Yamaha in marquee matchup

More Sports / Rugby Dec 24, 2016

Suntory routs Yamaha in marquee matchup

Suntory Sungoliath put themselves in the driver's seat for theTop League title Saturday thanks to a 41-24 win over Yamaha Jubilo in a showdown between first- and second-place teams. On a blustery day in front of 10,574 fans at Yamaha Stadium, Kosei Ono once again ...

Sungoliath, Jubilo keep unbeaten records intact

More Sports / Rugby Dec 10, 2016

Sungoliath, Jubilo keep unbeaten records intact

Suntory Sungoliath and Yamaha Jubilo remain on course for a Christmas Eve showdown as they both won Saturday to remain unbeaten in the Top League. Suntory overcame a poor start to top Coca-Cola Red Sparks 48-12 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, while Yamaha downed ...

More Sports / Rugby Oct 9, 2016

Unbeaten Yamaha Jubilo crush Kubota Spears

Yamaha Jubilo showed Sunday why they remain most people's favorites to lift the Top League crown at the end of the season. Katsuyuki Kiyomiya's side ran in eight tries as it beat Kubota Spears 53-0 to make it six straight wins to start the season. Jubilo ...

More Sports / Rugby Aug 27, 2016

Yamaha wins Top League opener

Yamaha Jubilo exposed a huge chink in defending champion Panasonic Wild Knights' armor Friday night as the new Top League season got underway at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. The Yamaha pack demolished the Panasonic scrum and the dominance up front laid the foundations for ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 29, 2016

Yamaha match against Toulon canceled

Yamaha Jubilo's scheduled friendly against Toulon next month has been canceled, the match's organizers announced Wednesday. Yamaha, Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru's old side, was supposed to play his new team from the French Top 14 on July 30 at Shizuoka Stadium, but organizers could not ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 15, 2016

Yamaha to play Toulon in friendly

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru's old side, Yamaha Jubilo, will play his new team, Toulon, in a friendly on July 30, the Top League club said Wednesday. Goromaru, who hurt his right shoulder while playing for the Reds in Super Rugby last month, was originally scheduled ...

Yamaha source casts doubt on Goromaru's Toulon move

More Sports / Rugby May 19, 2016

Yamaha source casts doubt on Goromaru's Toulon move

The mystery over where Ayumu Goromaru will play rugby next season intensified Thursday with a Yamaha Jubilo source saying the club was still waiting to hear from the Japan fullback. Reports earlier in the week suggested the 30-year-old had decided to leave the Reds at ...

More Sports / Rugby May 17, 2016

Goromaru set to join Toulon next season

Ayumu Goromaru, Japan's 2015 Rugby World Cup hero, has reached a basic agreement to join French first-division club Toulon next season, Kyodo News learned Tuesday. The 30-year-old fullback is in the final round of negotiations with the three-time European champions and a deal could be ...