NEC Green Rockets

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NEC Green Rockets
NECグリーンロケッツ
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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.

Honours[edit]

2014-15 Squad[edit]

The NEC Green Rockets squad for 2014-15 Top League season:[1]

Props

Hookers

Locks

 

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

 

Centres

Wingers

Fullbacks

(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes player is internationally capped

Former players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NEC Green Rockets: The Team" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 

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