Top League Wrap Week 15

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The 2016-17 Top League reached its conclusion with Suntory Sungoliath crowned champions following an action packed final weekend.

The day after, Takaaki Nakazuru was surprisingly named league MVP ahead of Kosei Ono, who had an outstanding season for Suntory.

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NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes were promoted (to replace Honda Heat) while the three other places in the Top League and new national second division, the Top Challenge League, will be determined Jan. 28.

Round 15 Results
NTT Comms 27 Kubota 17
Kintetsu 26 Toyota Shuttles 24
Sanix 26 NEC 24
Suntory 27 Kobe Steel 15
Yamaha 27 Toyota Verblitz 8
Panasonic 15 Toshiba 14
Canon 28 Honda 26
Ricoh 33 Coca-Cola 14

Here are the final standings.

Meanwhile, Ed Quirk and Harumichi Tatekawa will lead the Sunwolves this season.

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