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Encyclopedia > Toshiba Brave Lupus

Toshiba Brave Lupus (Lupus = wolf in Latin) is a Japanese rugby team in the Top League. They are based in Fuchu, Tokyo, as is their local rival Suntory Sungoliath. They have won the second ever Top League championship in the 2004-5 season and the Microsoft Cup in 2005 under their innovative and inventive coach Masahiro Kunda, himself a former hooker for Toshiba and Japan.

Current Players

  • Nick Holten - no. 8
  • Scott Macleod - centre
  • Tachikawa Goshi - full back
  • Tomioka Teppei - centre (captain)
  • Ruatangi Vatuvei - lock/centre

Past Players

External links

  • Brave Lupus add name to rugby Cup (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?sr20050207a1.htm) - Japan Times, February 7, 2005
  • Toshiba, Yamaha set to do battle in Microsoft Cup final (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?sr20050131a1.htm) - Japan Times, January 31, 2005
  • Inventive approach from Toshiba's coach is rewarded with Top League crown (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?sr20041230a1.htm) Japan Times, December 30, 2004
  • Toshiba Brave Lupus (http://www.toshiba.co.jp/sports/rugby/) official site

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