Ricoh Black Rams
This article needs to be updated.October 2018)(
|Full name||Ricoh Black Rams|
|Union||Japan Rugby Football Union|
|Location||Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan|
Ricoh Black Rams is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. Placed 10th in the 2004-2005 season which meant it had to win a play-off against one of the top regional teams to stay in the league, as it did.
Slogan for 2006 season: TAFU ("Tough" in English). The acronym stands for Team, Aggression, Faith, Unity.
In January 2008 it was announced that Stephen Larkham will be joining the team next season, but the team was relegated back to the Japan East League where Larkham will begin his career in Japan. In April 2008 Todd Louden was announced as head coach, to be assisted by Pote Human (Daily Yomiuri, April 26, 2008).
February 13. Ricoh Black Rams v Toyota Jido Shokki - placed third in the Top League Challenge Series.
The current Ricoh Black Rams squad is:
|Ricoh Black Rams squad|
|(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes player is internationally capped|
- Glen Osborne - Fullback
- Inoke Afeaki - Lock
- Eroni Clarke - Centre
- James Haskell - Loose Forward
- Ma'a Nonu - Centre
- Stephen Larkham - Fly Half
- Sui Liaga - Wing
- Dean Hall - Wing
- Glenn Paterson - Fly Half
- Tim Lane (2005-6 season)
- "Ricoh Black Rams: The Team" (in Japanese). Ricoh. Retrieved 20 February 2019.