Coca Cola West Red Sparks
|Full name||Coca Cola West Red Sparks|
|Union||Japan Rugby Football Union|
Coca Cola West Red Sparks RFC (formerly Coca Cola West Japan and originally Kitakyushu Coca Cola when founded) is 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 won promotion to the expanded Top League of 14 teams at the end of the 2005-6 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 (2006-7) 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.
(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes player is internationally capped
- George Laupepe - Centre
- Luke Andrews - No.8
- Mark Ranby - Centre
- Benjamin Jones - Full Back
- Soushi Fuchigami - Fly Half
- "Coca Cola West Red Sparks: The Team" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
- Coca Cola West Red Sparks - official website