Toshiba Brave Lupus

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Toshiba Brave Lupus
東芝ブレイブルーパス
Bravelupus.png
Full name Toshiba Brave Lupus
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Brave Lupus
Founded 1948
Location Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
Ground(s) Toshiba Fuchu Ground
Coach(es) Segawa Chihiro, Joe Barakat
Team kit
2nd kit

Toshiba Brave Lupus (Lupus is wolf in Latin) is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. They are based in Fuchu, Tokyo, as is their local rival Suntory Sungoliath. They won the second ever Top League championship in the 2004-5 season and the Microsoft Cup in 2005 under their innovative and inventive coach Masahiro Kunda, himself a former hooker for Toshiba and Japan. They are particularly known for the strength of their mauls. Before the Top League was created the team was called Toshiba Fuchu, after their location. Their slogan for 2006 season is "Once again to the Pinnacle (Restart)".

On 14 March 2008, Bristol Rugby player David Hill announced he'd leave the English club for Toshiba at the end of the season.

Honours[edit]

2014–15 Squad[edit]

The Toshiba Brave Lupus 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

Past players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toshiba Brave Lupus: The Team" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 

External links[edit]