Japan Rugby Top League Season Opener: Sept 5

Japan Rugby Top League will launch its 2008-09 season with a match between Suntory Sungoliath vs Sanyo Wild Knights. Suntory, historically a rugby powerhouse, was crushed by Sanyo 18-40 at last year’s 45th Annual Japan Rugby Football Championship, resulting in Sanyo’s first victory.

Foreigners to watch:

Suntory: SH
George Gregan
AUS Wallabies, S12 Brumbies, and Top 14-Toulouse (FRA)

Sanyo: SO
Tony Brown
NZ All Black, S12 Highlanders, ’06 S14 Sharks, ’08 S14 Stromers

Location: Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground
When: Sept 5 (Fri) at 19:30
Website: www.top-league.jp

Here is a video of the last Japan Rugby Football Championship