Yamaha Júbilo

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Yamaha Jubilo
ヤマハ発動機ジュビロ
Jubilo logo.png
Full name Yamaha Jubilo
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Jubilo
Founded 1984
Location Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan
Ground(s) Yamaha Stadium (Capacity: 15,165)
Coach(es) Takanobu Horikawa
League(s) Top League
2016–17 2nd
Team kit

Yamaha Jubilo is a rugby union team based in Iwata, Shizuoka. The team came second behind Toshiba Brave Lupus in the second season of Japanese rugby's Top League (2004–05). They were coached by former All Black Grant Batty and Fijian player-coach Tabai Matson.

The team name Júbilo means 'joy' in Portuguese, which has had a notable influence on the Japanese language.[1]

Current squad[edit]

The current Yamaha Júbilo squad is:[2]

Yamaha Júbilo 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]

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nomikos Vaporis, Constantine (Jan 6, 2012). Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life during the Age of the Shoguns. ABC-CLIO. p. 99. ISBN 0313392013. Retrieved June 12, 2015. The Portuguese and their culture had some influence on Japanese clothing, accessories, food and language. 
  2. ^ "Yamaha Júbilo: The Team" (in Japanese). Yamaha Motors. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 

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