All-Japan University Rugby Championship

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All Japan University Rugby Championship
Current season or competition:
49th Japan National University Rugby Championship
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Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1964
Inaugural season 1st Japan National University Rugby Championship
Number of teams 16
Holders Teikyo University (48th Japan National University Rugby Championship)
Most titles Waseda University (15 titles)

The All-Japan University Rugby Football Championships (全国大学ラグビーフットボール選手権大会 – Zenkoku Daigaku Ragubi- Futtobo-ru Senshuken Taikai) have been held annually since 1964 to determine the top University Rugby team.

In 1964 only 4 teams competed. From 1965 to 1992 there were 8 teams and finally expanding to 16 teams from 1993 onwards.

Qualiying[edit]

1964

1965–1992

Then there is a 3rd place in the Kansai League which is decided in a playoff between the 3rd place Kansai League team and the top Tokai League team.

1993 – present

Then there is a 5th place in the Kanto Taiko League and the Kansai League which is decided in playoffs of the 5th placed team in the league and winners of other regional university leagues.

Finalists[edit]

University Winner
Runner-Up
Years Won
Years Runner-up
Waseda University 15 15 1965,1966,1968,1970,1971,1973,1974,1976,1987,1989,
2002,2004,2005,2007,2008
1964,1967,1969,1972,1975,1981,1986,1990,1992,1995,
1996,2001,2003,2006,2010
Meiji University 12 9 1972,1975,1977,1979,1981,1985,1988,1990,1991,1993,
1995,1996
1973,1974,1976,1978,1980,1982,1994,1997,1998
Kanto Gakuin University 6 4 1997,1998,2000,2001,2003,2006 1999,2002,2004,2005
Doshisha University 4 2 1980,1982,1983,1984 1979,1987
Hosei University 3 5 1964,1967,1992 1965,1966,1971,1993,2000
Keio University 3 3 1968,1985,1999 1977,1984,2007
Daito Bunka University 3 1 1986,1988,1994 1991
Nippon Sport Science University 2 3 1969,1978 1970,1983,1989
Teikyo University 3 1 2009,2010,2011,2012 2008
Tokai University 0 1 2009
Tenri University 0 1 2011
Tsukuba University 0 1 2012

In 1968 (Keio vs Waseda)、1985 (Keio vs Meiji) and 1988 (Daito Bunka University vs Meiji) the finals ended in a draw and the title was shared.

All Japan University Rugby Championships Finals[edit]

Title Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue Attendance
30th 1993-4
Details
Meiji 41 – 12
Hosei National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
31st 1994-5
Details
Daito Bunka University 22 – 17
Meiji National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
32nd 1995-6
Details
Meiji 43 – 9
Waseda National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
33rd 1996-7
Details
Meiji 32 – 22
Waseda National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
34th 1997-8
Details
Kanto Gakuin University 30 – 17
Meiji National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
35th 1998-9
Details
Kanto Gakuin University 47 – 28
Meiji National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
36th 1999-0
Details
Keio 42 – 15
Kanto Gakuin University National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
37th 2000-1
Details
Kanto Gakuin University 42 – 15
Hosei National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
38th 2001-2
Details
Kanto Gakuin University 21 – 16
Waseda National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
39th 2002-3
Details
Waseda 27 – 22
Kanto Gakuin University National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
40th 2003-4
Details
Kanto Gakuin University 33 – 7
Waseda National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
n/a
41st 2004-5
Details
Waseda 31 – 19
Kanto Gakuin University National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
35,462
42nd 2005-6
Details
Waseda 41 – 5
Kanto Gakuin University National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
30,163
43rd 2006-7
Details
Kanto Gakuin University 33 – 26
Waseda National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
31,954
44th 2007-8
Details
Waseda 26 – 6
Keio National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
23,694
45th 2008-9
Details
Waseda 20 – 10
Teikyo National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
22,344
46th 2009–10
Details
Teikyo 14 – 13
Tokai National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
17,569
47th 2010–11
Details
Teikyo 17 – 14 Waseda National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
25,458
48th 2011–12
Details
Teikyo 15 – 12 Tenri National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
14,407
49th 2012–13
Details
Teikyo 39-22 Tsukuba National Stadium, Tokyo,
Tokyo
20,050

See also[edit]

Universities:

External links[edit]

  • [1] – Waseda University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)
  • [2] – Meiji University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)
  • [3] – Kanto Gakuin University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)
  • [4] – Doshisha University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)
  • [5] – Hosei University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)
  • [6] – Keio University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)
  • [7] – Daito Bunka University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)
  • [8] – Nippon Sport Science University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)
  • [9] – Teikyo University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)
  • [10] – Tokai University Rugby Club Website (Japanese)