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.
Kyodo’s intrepid reporter was also present at David Pocock’s 1st press conference in Japan.
Here are the standings with 3 rounds left to play.