48th All Japan Rugby Football Championship

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48th All Japan Rugby Football Championship
Countries Japan Japan
Champions Suntory Sungoliath
Runners-up Sanyo Wild Knights
Attendance
2010
2012

The 2011 The All-Japan Rugby Football Championship (日本ラグビーフットボール選手権大会 Nihon Ragubi- Futtobo-ru Senshuken Taikai) starts on Feb 6th and finishes with the final on Feb 27th.

Qualifying[edit]

Top League[edit]

The top four teams (Toshiba Brave Lupus, Sanyo Wild Knights, Toyota Verblitz, Suntory Sungoliath) in the Top League automatically qualifying for the competition competed in the playoffs for the Top League playoff title and a place in the Semi-Finals of the Championship.

Sanyo Wild Knights and Suntory Sungoliath eventually competed in the final, with Sanyo Wild Knights winning 28-23. As finalists this gained them automatic entry to the Championship Semi-finals.

The Top League Wildcard Tournament was contested by the fifth to tenth teams in the final Top League table for the last two Top League places in the Championship. This was competed by (Kobe Steelers, NEC Green Rockets, Ricoh Black Rams, Fukuoka Sanix Blues, Kintetsu Liners, Coca-Cola West Red Sparks) and eventually taken by Kobe Steelers and NEC Green Rockets.

Top Challenge One[edit]

In the Top Challenge One series, Canon Eagles, NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, Kyushu Denryoku Voltex from Top Challenge One and Honda Heat (Top Challenge Two Winner) competed over 3 rounds to gain the Top Challenge One place. This was eventually won by NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.

University[edit]

In the 47th Japan National University Rugby Championship final Teikyo University defeated Waseda University 17-12. Both teams gain entry to the Championship as finalists.

Club[edit]

In the 18th All Japan Rugby Club Championship, Tamariba beat Hokkaido Barbarians 24-22 to gain the Top Club side entry to this Championship.

Qualifying Teams[edit]

Knockout Stages[edit]

First Round[edit]

Round Date Team Score Team Venue Attendance
First Feb 6, 2011 14:00
Toshiba Brave Lupus 21 – 10
NEC Green Rockets Hanazono,
Osaka
7,081
First Feb 6, 2011 14:00
Teikyo University 74 – 3
Tamariba Club Chichibunomiya,
Tokyo
8,178
First Feb 6, 2011 12:00
Waseda University 43 – 66
NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes Chichibunomiya,
Tokyo
7,675
First Feb 6, 2011 12:00
Kobe Steelers 27 – 17
Toyota Verblitz Hanazono,
Osaka
5,996

Quarter Final[edit]

Round Date Team Score Team Venue Attendance
Quarter Final Feb 13, 2011 14:00
Toshiba Brave Lupus 43 – 10
Teikyo University Chichibunomiya,
Tokyo
7,870
Quarter Final Feb 13, 2011 12:00
NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 0 – 38
Kobe Steelers Chichibunomiya,
Tokyo
6,587

Semi Final[edit]

Suntory Sungoliath and Sanyo Wild Knights bypass the first two rounds into the semi-finals by reaching the final of the Top League Playoffs this year.

Round Date Team Score Team Venue Attendance
Semi Final Feb 19, 2011 14:00
Sanyo Wild Knights 33 – 21
Toshiba Brave Lupus Chichibunomiya,
Tokyo
7,372
Semi Final Feb 19, 2011 14:00
Suntory Sungoliath 37 – 33
Kobe Steelers Hanazono,
Osaka
5,718

Final[edit]

Round Date Winner Score Runner-up Venue Attendance
Final Feb 27, 2011 14:00
Suntory Sungoliath 37 – 20
Sanyo Wild Knights Chichibunomiya,
Tokyo
14,477

See also[edit]

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