Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers

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Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
神戸製鋼コベルコスティーラーズ
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Full name Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Kobelco Steelers
Founded 1928
Location Kobe, Japan
Ground(s) Various stadiums
Coach(es) Australia Jim McKay
Captain(s) Daiki Hashimoto
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.kobelcosteelers.com

Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers (Japanese: 神戸製鋼コベルコスティーラーズ, Kobe Seiko Koberuko Suti-ra-zu) are a Japanese rugby union team owned by Kobe Steel, Ltd., and based in Kobe. They were the first ever Top League champions when the League started in the 2003-4 season. The team plays its home games at Noevir Stadium Kobe (formerly Kobe Wing Stadium).

Honours[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Current management team[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Head coach Jim McKay  Australia
Assistant coach Nick Holten  Netherlands
Assistant coach Marco Caputo  Australia

Current squad[edit]

The provisional Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers squad for the 2016–17 Top League season is:[1]

Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers squad

Props

Hookers

Locks

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

Centres

Wingers

Fullbacks

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

Past players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kobe Steelers: The Team" (in Japanese). Kobe Steelers. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 

External links[edit]