Suntory Complete League and Cup Double

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(Photos by John Gunning of Inside Sport Japan) The Japanese domestic season drew to a close last weekend with Suntory Sungoliath achieving the league and cup double. http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2017/01/456040.html However the game was not without controversy. http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2017/02/456863.html Kyodo News also produced a wrap of the promotion/relegation games. http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2017/01/455937.html The make-up of the Top League for 2017-18 was … [Read more...]

Controversy Reigns in Top League

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  Don Henley once sang there are three sides to every story – yours, mine and the cold hard truth. The events that saw Panasonic Wild Knights regain top spot in the Top League over the weekend show there are actually four sides to every rugby story, as the winning coach, losing coach, referee and impartial observer can all point to different reasons as to how a game unfolds. Kobe Kobelco Steelers coach Gary Gold was under no illusions who was responsible for his side's 29-27 loss … [Read more...]