Toyota Industries Shuttles

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Toyota Industries Shuttles
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Full name Toyota Industries Shuttles
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Shuttles
Founded 1984
Location Aichi, Mizuho
Ground(s) Mizuho Rugby Stadium (Capacity: 15,000)
Chairman Jun Matsuda
Coach(es) Tai McIsaac

Toyota Jido Shokki (also called Toyota Industries as distinct from Toyota, which was renamed Toyota Verblitz) is a Japanese rugby team owned by Toyota Industries. They were promoted to Japan's top-flight league Top League for the first time in the 2010-11 season. Its home base is Kariya City. The team name Shuttles derives from a part used in Non-Stop Shuttle Change Toyoda Automatic Loom, Type G invented by Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries.

Squad[edit]

The Toyota Industries Shuttles 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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toyota Industries Shuttles: The Team" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

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