Toshiba Brave Lupus

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Toshiba Brave Lupus
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
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.


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
Taku Inokuchi Hooker Japan Japan
Hiroki Yuhara Hooker Japan Japan
Ken Tsukagoshi Hooker Japan Japan
Tomohiro Kubo Prop Japan Japan
Toshiki Sakurai Prop Japan Japan
Kenji Kasai Prop Japan Japan
Ayumu Omuro Prop Japan Japan
Yasunori Watanabe Lock Japan Japan
Hitoshi Ono Lock Japan Japan
Shunsuke Amemiya Lock Japan Japan
Kentaro Kokuzawa Lock Japan Japan
Steven Bates Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Tomoaki Nakai Flanker Japan Japan
Yuta Mochizuki Flanker Japan Japan
Tetsuro Miyashita Flanker Japan Japan
Masato Toyoda Number 8 Japan Japan
Vivili Iongi Number 8 Tonga Tonga
Player Position Union
Tomoki Yoshida Scrum-half Japan Japan
Jun Fujii Scrum-half Japan Japan
Daisuke Mitsui Scrum-half Japan Japan
David Hill Fly-half New Zealand New Zealand
Tomohiro Semba Centre Japan Japan
Teppei Tomioka Centre Japan Japan
Nataniela Oto Centre Japan Japan
Neil Brew Wing New Zealand New Zealand
Christian Loamanu Wing Japan Japan
Michihiro Hirata Wing Japan Japan
Kuniaki Takayama Wing Japan Japan
Atsushi Fujiya Wing Japan Japan
Takehisa Usuzuki Fullback Japan Japan
Toshiaki Hirose Fullback Japan Japan
Hiroki Yoshida Fullback Japan Japan
Tsutomu Matsuda Fullback Japan Japan
Goshi Tachikawa Fullback Japan Japan


Past players[edit]


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