Top League Round 12 Wrap Up

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Who will win the race to the Top League title?

 

With three rounds to play in the Japan Rugby Top League, there is just 1 point between 1st and 2nd.

And Japanese rugby fans get the perfect Xmas present with Yamaha Jubilo up against Suntory Suntory on Dec. 24 in a game that will almost certainly decide which team wins the league.
Round 12 Results

Toyota Shuttles 49 Honda 24
Suntory 37 Toyota Verblitz 24
Kubota 36 Coca-Cola 17
Canon 45 NEC 21
Yamaha 33 Kobe Steel 15
Toshiba 59 Kintetsu 12
NTT Comms 33 Sanix 7
Panasonic 45 Ricoh 17

Kyodo News as ever was at the games and here are their reports.

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2016/12/449723.html

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2016/12/449818.html

Kyodo’s intrepid reporter was also present at David Pocock’s 1st press conference in Japan.

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2016/12/449824.html

Here are the standings with 3 rounds left to play.

http://rugbynewsjapan.com/top-league-standings-2016-17/

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