Toshiba Brave Lupus

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Toshiba Brave Lupus
東芝ブレイブルーパス
Bravelupus.png
Full nameToshiba Fuchu Rugby Football Club
UnionJapan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s)Brave Lupus
Founded1948
LocationFuchu, Tokyo, Japan
Ground(s)Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, 27,188 capacity
Coach(es)Tomohiro Segawa
Captain(s)Richard Kahui
League(s)Top League
2018–1911th
Team kit
2nd kit

Toshiba Fuchu Rugby Football Club – better known as the Toshiba Brave Lupus, with Lupus referring to a wolf in Latin – is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. They are based in Fuchu, Tokyo, as is their local rival Suntory Sungoliath. They won the second ever Top League championship in the 2004-5 season and the Microsoft Cup in 2005 under their innovative and inventive coach Masahiro Kunda, himself a former hooker for Toshiba and Japan. They are particularly known for the strength of their mauls. Before the Top League was created, the team was called Toshiba Fuchu after their location. Their slogan for 2006 season is "Once again to the Pinnacle (Restart)".

On 14 March 2008, Bristol Rugby player David Hill announced he'd leave the English club for Toshiba at the end of the season.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The current Toshiba Brave Lupus squad is:[1]

Toshiba Brave Lupus 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. ^ "Toshiba Brave Lupus: The Team" (in Japanese). Toshiba Sports. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

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