NEC Green Rockets

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NEC Green Rockets
NECグリーンロケッツ
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Full name NEC Green Rockets
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Green Rockets
Founded 1985
Location Abiko, Chiba, Japan
Ground(s) Various stadiums
Coach(es) Peter Russell
1st kit
2nd kit

NEC Green Rockets is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. The team's captain is Ryota Asano. The previous captain was Takuro Miuchi, who is currently the captain of the Japan national rugby union team. Before the semi-professional Top League was created, the team was just known as "NEC". The amateur club was founded in 1985 in the Kantō region.

NEC Green Rockets won the All-Japan Championship final for the second time on February 27, 2005, beating Toyota Verblitz 17-13. They drew 6-6 with Toshiba Brave Lupus in the 43rd Japan Championship final on February 26, 2006 after an effective defensive effort and the sin-binning of Glen Marsh in the last ten minutes of the game.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The provisional NEC Green Rockets squad for the 2016–17 Top League season is:[1]

NEC Green Rockets squad

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NEC Green Rockets Member Profile" (in Japanese). NEC Sports. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

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