Coca-Cola Red Sparks

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Coca-Cola Red Sparks
Red sparks logo.png
Full nameCoca-Cola Red Sparks
UnionJapan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s)Red Sparks
LocationFukuoka, Japan
Ground(s)Level-5 Stadium
Coach(es)Earl Va'a
Captain(s)Timothy Lafaele
League(s)Top Challenge League
2018–1916th (Top League)
1st kit
2nd kit

The Coca-Cola Red Sparks are a Japanese company-owned rugby union team based in Fukuoka city, Kyūshū. The coach is currently Shogo Mukai (appointed April 1, 2004), the former Japan national rugby union team coach during the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup.

The team was initially founded as Kitakyushu Coca-Cola and then changed its name to Coca-Cola West Japan.

The team won promotion to the expanded Top League of 14 teams at the end of the 2005–06 season, and was renamed Coca-Cola West Red Sparks. The club motto is "Have Guts Have Glory" and their slogan for 2006 season: "Always Attack & Aggressive". In the fourth Top League (2006–07) the team came 10th, with four wins, nine losses and 21 points. It therefore did not need to take part in any play-offs. Sanix, the local rivals, came ninth.

The team is now (2013) one of two teams from Kyūshū in the Top League. The other one is Kyuden Voltex. The team mascot's name is Sparky.

In 2014, the team was renamed the Coca-Cola Red Sparks. They were relegated after the 2018/ 19 season.

Current squad[edit]

The Coca-Cola Red Sparks squad for the 2019–20 season is:[1]

Coca-Cola Red Sparks squad




Loose Forwards






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



Home ground[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Coca-Cola Red Sparks: The Team". Coca-Cola Red sparks (in Japanese). Retrieved 29 November 2018.

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