Mitsubishi Dynaboars

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Mitsubishi Juko Sagamihara (Dynaboars)
三菱重工相模原
Logo dynaboars.jpg
Full name Mitsubishi Juko Sagamihara Rugby Club
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Dynaboars
Founded 1981
Location Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Ground(s) Mitsubishi Juko Sagamihara Ground
Chairman Shigeki Iwamatsu
Coach(es) Namio Sagara
League(s) Top League
Team kit
2nd kit

Mitsubishi Dynaboars ( 三菱重工相模原ダイナボアーズ?) also known as Mitsubishi Juko Sagamihara Rugby Club, are a Japanese rugby union team based in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The owner of this club is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

The club was founded in 1981. It came second in the Top East 10 league in 2004-5 and entered the Top League challenge series play-off.

The club won the Top East 11 league in 2006–07 and entered the Top League in 2007–08. The team was named Dynaboars (a conflation of "dynamic" and "boars") as part of their promotion to the Top League; however, they were demoted at the end of the season. The dynaboars have recently signed ex Wales international and leading top try scorer ever for the national side Shane Williams, who is also an ex world player of the year from 2008. Williams scored a try in his debut game.

Squad[edit]

Props

  • Fujita Yukihito
  • Takayuki Kitagawa
  • Manabu Komatsu
  • Wang Sibo
  • Sugisaki Yosuke
  • Shun Sasaki

Hookers

  • Tsuyoshi Sugimoto
  • Kyohei Inoue
  • Yuki Ando
  • Taura Hiroki

Locks

  • Takashi Murakami
  • Alex Ainley
  • Takuro Hanzawa
  • Inoue
  • Kenta Uchida
  • Satoru Miwa
  • Tokuda Ryoma
 

Loose Forwards

  • Kensuke Horikoshi
  • Alexander Sandusky
  • Ryota Fukuchi
  • Daisuke Minegishi
  • Hiroki Nakamura
  • Hyun Lee
  • David Milo

Scrum-halves

  • Katsuhiko Massada
  • Yuji Shibamoto
  • Kenta Nishidate
  • Shimomura Shintaro
  • Akira Takenaka

Fly-halves

  • Hiroshi Shiotani
  • Hisada Kensaku
  • England Dave Walder
  • Takumi Sato
  • Gregg Stoneman
 

Centres

  • Hiroshi Toyoyama
  • New ZealandStephen Donald
  • Tomoyuki Yamazaki
  • Takuo Abe
  • Shintaro Yasui
  • Yamada Takayuki
  • Tevita Lepolo
  • Ken Haraoka
  • Wells Owen

Wings

  • Wales Shane Williams
  • Tetsuo Yamaguchi
  • Kunugi Tsuyuki
  • Chihiro Ohta
  • Naoyuki Tamamura
  • Kenta Chihara
  • Daisuke Noda

Fullbacks

  • Yuji Owada

They have recently signed ex-Wales international Shane Williams.[1]

Former players[edit]

Coach[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Sport - Wales great Shane Williams set for Japan move". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 

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