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NTT Communications Shining Arcs
NTTコミュニケーションズ シャイニングアークス
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Full nameNTT Communications Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s)Shining Arcs
LocationChiba Prefecture, Kantō, Japan
Ground(s)Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium (Capacity: 27,188)
Coach(es)Rob Penney (head coach)
Captain(s)Hiraku Tomoigawa
League(s)Top League
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

The NTT Communications Rugby Football Club – commonly known as the Shining Arcs – is a rugby union team owned by NTT Communications and is part of Japan's Top League competition. The current head coach is Rob Penney. The team is based in Ichikawa city, Chiba Prefecture in the Kantō region.


The club was founded in 1976. They won promotion to the expanded Top League of 14 teams at the end of the 2009–10 season. They made their Top League debut for the 2010–11 season. After their first season, they finished 12th place with 4 wins and 9 losses. They had to play a play-off to keep themselves in the Top League, in which they beat Canon Eagles 31-19. In the 2011–12 season, they finished in 9th place.

Current squad[edit]

The current NTT Communications Shining Arcs squad is:[1]

NTT Shining Arcs squad




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

Notable former players[edit]

Home ground[edit]

  • The Shining Arcs' home stadium is the NTT Grand Chiba Stadium in Ichikawa.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Members". NTT Shining Arcs. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ "NTT千葉総合運動場グランドのご紹介" [Introduction of NTT Grand Chiba Stadium]. NTT Communications.

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