Toshiba, Kobe Steel wrap up final top-four spots

Follow @RedefinedRugby TOKYO (Oct. 27) – The first stage of the Japan Rugby Top League season reach its conclusion Sunday with Toshiba Brave Lupus and Kobe Kobelco Steelers assuring themselves of top-four finishes to fill out the last two spots up for grabs in the top group of the second stage. A penalty from Ryohei…

Yamaha, Toyota produce upset wins

Follow @RedefinedRugby TOKYO (Oct. 6) – Week 5 of the Japan Rugby Top League came to a conclusion Sunday with two of the last three unbeaten records coming to an end. Masakatsu Hikosaka touched down five times for Toyota Verblitz as they hammered the previously unbeaten Kobe Kobelco Steelers 43-10 in Pool A, while Yamaha…