NEC Green Rockets

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NEC Green Rockets
Full name NEC Green Rockets
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Green Rockets
Founded 1985
Location Abiko, Chiba, Japan
Ground(s) NEC Abiko Ground
Coach(es) Teruyoshi Takaiwa
Team kit
2nd kit

NEC Green Rockets is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. The team's captain is Ryota Asano. The previous captain was Takuro Miuchi, who is currently the captain of the Japan national rugby union team. Before the semi-professional Top League was created, the team was just known as "NEC". The amateur club was founded in 1985 in the Kantō region.

NEC Green Rockets won the All-Japan Championship final for the second time on February 27, 2005, beating Toyota Verblitz 17-13. They drew 6-6 with Toshiba Brave Lupus in the 43rd Japan Championship final on February 26, 2006 after an effective defensive effort and the sin-binning of Glen Marsh in the last ten minutes of the game.


2011–12 Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.

Player Position Union
Masao Amino Hooker Japan Japan
Takaharu Yamamoto Hooker Japan Japan
Yosuke Usui Hooker Japan Japan
Yuichi Hisadomi Prop Japan Japan
Nobuji Saito Prop Japan Japan
Yuta Inose Prop Japan Japan
Atsushi Kataoka Prop Japan Japan
Naoto Yoshimura Prop Japan Japan
Takahiro Doi Prop Japan Japan
Tsuyoshi Kinoshita Lock Japan Japan
Takanori Kumagae Lock Japan Japan
Tomowo Yasuda Lock Japan Japan
Taira Sato Lock Japan Japan
Shigeaki Gen Lock Japan Japan
Taku Hirosawa Lock Japan Japan
Semisi Naevo Flanker Fiji Fiji
Ryota Asano Flanker Japan Japan
Ken Hidaka Flanker Japan Japan
Nili Latu Flanker Tonga Tonga
Takahisa Miyamoto Flanker Japan Japan
Dean Budd Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Taro Kenjyou Flanker Japan Japan
Takuro Miuchi Number 8 Japan Japan
Masaaki Isooka Number 8 Japan Japan
Makoto Tosa Number 8 Japan Japan
Player Position Union
Kyohei Fujito Scrum-half Japan Japan
Ahn Senghyuk Scrum-half South Korea Korea
Tsukuru Nishida Scrum-half Japan Japan
Takeshi Matsuo Fly-half Japan Japan
Eiji Ando Fly-half Japan Japan
Ryo Uchida Fly-half Japan Japan
Yuya Mizuta Centre Japan Japan
Masato Inoue Centre Japan Japan
Bryce Robins Centre Japan Japan
Siuperi Lokotui Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Shigeki Morita Centre Japan Japan
Tsutomu Sakuraya Centre Japan Japan
Anthony Tuitavake Centre New Zealand New Zealand
ShindouKamaike Wing Japan Japan
Koichiro Kubota Wing Japan Japan
Koichi Ohigashi Wing Japan Japan
Hayato Sezaki Wing Japan Japan
Koshiro Syuto Wing Japan Japan
Hidefumi Yamamoto Wing Japan Japan
Keiji Takei Fullback Japan Japan
Hiromasa Yoshihiro Fullback Japan Japan


Former players[edit]

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