Ricoh Black Rams

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Ricoh Black Rams
リコーブラックラムズ
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Full name Ricoh Black Rams
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Black Rams
Founded 1953
Location Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Ground(s) Various stadiums
League(s) Top League
2016–17 6th
1st kit
2nd kit

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).

Schedule/Results[edit]

2005

February 13. Ricoh Black Rams v Toyota Jido Shokki - placed third in the Top League Challenge Series.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The current Ricoh Black Rams squad is:[1]

Ricoh Black Rams squad

Props

Hookers

Locks

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

Centres

Wingers

Fullbacks

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

Former[edit]

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricoh Black Rams: The Team" (in Japanese). Ricoh. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 

External links[edit]