NTT Shining Arcs

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NTT Shining Arcs
Logo nttcomm.gif
Full name NTT Communications Shining Arcs
Founded 1976
Location Chiba, Chiba, Kantō, Japan
Ground(s) NTT Grand Chiba Stadium
Coach(es) New Zealand Rob Penney (Head Coach)
Captain(s) Japan Hiraku Tomoigawa
League(s) Top League
2011–12 9th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

NTT Shining Arcs is a Rugby Union Team owned by NTT Communications and is part of Japan's Top League Competition. The current coach is Masato Hayashi, the previous Head Coach of Keio University Rugby Team.

The team is based in Ichikawa city, Chiba in the Kantō region.


The club was founded in 1976. They won promotion to the expanded Top League of 14 teams at the end of the 2009–10 season. They made their Top League debut for the 2010–11 season. After their first season, they finished 12th place with 4 wins and 9 losses. They had to play a play-off to keep themselves in the Top League, in which they beat Canon Eagles 31-19. In the 2011–12 season, they finished in 9th place.

Squad (2014–15 Season)[edit]

The NTT Shining Arcs squad for 2014-15 Top League season:[1]





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

Notable former players[edit]

Home ground[edit]

  • NTT Grand Chiba Stadium,[2] Ichikawa, Chiba 717 Futamata

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NTT Shining Arcs: The Team" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "NTT Grand Chiba Stadium(Japanese)". 

External links[edit]

  • [1] - official website