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Top League 2017/18

Overview

Teams variations
Relegated to Top Challenge League 2017/18:Honda Heat
Promoted from West Regional Top League 2016/17:NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes

Fixtures
29/09/2017 - Group phase
Ricoh Black Rams - NEC Green Rockets
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Toyota Shokki Shuttles
30/09/2017 - Group phase
Canon Eagles - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks
Yamaha Jubilo - Kobelco Steelers
01/10/2017 - Group phase
Kubota Spears - Toyota Verblitz
Munakata Sanix Blues - Kintetsu Liners
NTT Shining Arcs - Panasonic Wild Knights
Suntory Sungoliath - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
07/10/2017 - Group phase
Canon Eagles - Kobelco Steelers
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Toshiba Brave Lupus
Kintetsu Liners - Kubota Spears
NTT Shining Arcs - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
Panasonic Wild Knights - Toyota Shokki Shuttles
Ricoh Black Rams - Toyota Verblitz
Suntory Sungoliath - Munakata Sanix Blues
08/10/2017 - Group phase
NEC Green Rockets - Yamaha Jubilo
14/10/2017 - Group phase
Kobelco Steelers - Panasonic Wild Knights
Toyota Shokki Shuttles - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks
Yamaha Jubilo - NTT Shining Arcs
15/10/2017 - Group phase
Kintetsu Liners - Ricoh Black Rams
Munakata Sanix Blues - Canon Eagles
NEC Green Rockets - Kubota Spears
Toshiba Brave Lupus - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
Toyota Verblitz - Suntory Sungoliath
21/10/2017 - Group phase
Kintetsu Liners - NEC Green Rockets
Kubota Spears - Yamaha Jubilo
NTT Shining Arcs - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks
Panasonic Wild Knights - Suntory Sungoliath
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Munakata Sanix Blues
Toyota Shokki Shuttles - Toyota Verblitz
22/10/2017 - Group phase
Kobelco Steelers - Ricoh Black Rams
NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Canon Eagles
02/12/2017 - Group phase
NTT Shining Arcs - Kobelco Steelers
Ricoh Black Rams - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
03/12/2017 - Group phase
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Toyota Verblitz
Munakata Sanix Blues - Kubota Spears
Panasonic Wild Knights - NEC Green Rockets
Suntory Sungoliath - Kintetsu Liners
Toyota Shokki Shuttles - Canon Eagles
Yamaha Jubilo - Toshiba Brave Lupus
09/12/2017 - Group phase
Kobelco Steelers - Kintetsu Liners
NEC Green Rockets - Suntory Sungoliath
NTT Shining Arcs - Canon Eagles
Toyota Shokki Shuttles - Ricoh Black Rams
Toyota Verblitz - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
Yamaha Jubilo - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks
10/12/2017 - Group phase
Kubota Spears - Toshiba Brave Lupus
Panasonic Wild Knights - Munakata Sanix Blues
16/12/2017 - Group phase
Canon Eagles - NEC Green Rockets
NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Toyota Shokki Shuttles
Toyota Verblitz - NTT Shining Arcs
Yamaha Jubilo - Munakata Sanix Blues
17/12/2017 - Group phase
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Kubota Spears
Panasonic Wild Knights - Ricoh Black Rams
Suntory Sungoliath - Kobelco Steelers
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Kintetsu Liners
24/12/2017 - Group phase
Kintetsu Liners - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks
Kubota Spears - NTT Shining Arcs
Munakata Sanix Blues - Toyota Shokki Shuttles
NEC Green Rockets - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
Ricoh Black Rams - Canon Eagles
Suntory Sungoliath - Toshiba Brave Lupus
Toyota Verblitz - Kobelco Steelers
Yamaha Jubilo - Panasonic Wild Knights

Group phase
Poule A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Suntory Sungoliath2455001807210827940Qualifying for playoff
2Kobelco Steelers2255001656310222720
3Toyota Verblitz1553021069610131221
4NTT Shining Arcs14530211710116151411
5NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes125302128148-20152000Qualifying for playout
6Kubota Spears95203117187-70172610
7Kintetsu Liners8520378121-4381600
8Toshiba Brave Lupus6510487127-40101802
Last results
Group phase
22/09/2017Toshiba Brave Lupus - Kobelco Steelers25-32
23/09/2017Kubota Spears - Suntory Sungoliath17-54
24/09/2017NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Kintetsu Liners31-21
Next fixtures
Group phase
01/10/2017Kubota Spears - Toyota Verblitz
01/10/2017Suntory Sungoliath - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes

Kintetsu
Liners
Kobelco
Steelers
Kubota
Spears
NTT
Docomo
Red
Hurricanes
NTT
Shining
Arcs
Suntory
Sungoliath
Toshiba
Brave
Lupus
Toyota
Verblitz
Kintetsu
Liners
-07/10/201710-36
Kobelco
Steelers
09/12/2017-45-739-16
Kubota
Spears
-24/12/201717-5410/12/201701/10/2017
NTT
Docomo
Red
Hurricanes
31-2124-45-
NTT
Shining
Arcs
02/12/201707/10/2017-25-14
Suntory
Sungoliath
03/12/201717/12/201701/10/201736-11-24/12/2017
Toshiba
Brave
Lupus
17/12/201725-3215/10/2017-
Toyota
Verblitz
22-924/12/201709/12/201716/12/201715/10/201723-18-
Interdivisional matches
Group phase
18/08/2017Kintetsu Liners - Toyota Shokki Shuttles13-12
18/08/2017Toyota Verblitz - Yamaha Jubilo11-14
18/08/2017Canon Eagles - Suntory Sungoliath5-32
18/08/2017Ricoh Black Rams - NTT Shining Arcs17-13
19/08/2017Kubota Spears - Panasonic Wild Knights21-45
19/08/2017Toshiba Brave Lupus - NEC Green Rockets20-0
25/08/2017Ricoh Black Rams - Suntory Sungoliath15-31
26/08/2017Kobelco Steelers - Munakata Sanix Blues20-3
01/09/2017Toshiba Brave Lupus - Panasonic Wild Knights10-47
02/09/2017NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks28-24
02/09/2017Suntory Sungoliath - Yamaha Jubilo27-24
02/09/2017Canon Eagles - Toyota Verblitz12-34
08/09/2017NEC Green Rockets - Kobelco Steelers12-29
09/09/2017Kintetsu Liners - Canon Eagles25-20
09/09/2017Kubota Spears - Toyota Shokki Shuttles27-19
09/09/2017NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Munakata Sanix Blues29-19
23/09/2017Panasonic Wild Knights - Toyota Verblitz43-16
23/09/2017Toyota Shokki Shuttles - NTT Shining Arcs24-32
29/09/2017Toshiba Brave Lupus - Toyota Shokki Shuttles
30/09/2017Yamaha Jubilo - Kobelco Steelers
01/10/2017NTT Shining Arcs - Panasonic Wild Knights
01/10/2017Munakata Sanix Blues - Kintetsu Liners
07/10/2017Suntory Sungoliath - Munakata Sanix Blues
07/10/2017Canon Eagles - Kobelco Steelers
07/10/2017Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Toshiba Brave Lupus
07/10/2017Ricoh Black Rams - Toyota Verblitz
14/10/2017Kobelco Steelers - Panasonic Wild Knights
14/10/2017Yamaha Jubilo - NTT Shining Arcs
15/10/2017Kintetsu Liners - Ricoh Black Rams
15/10/2017NEC Green Rockets - Kubota Spears
21/10/2017Kintetsu Liners - NEC Green Rockets
21/10/2017Kubota Spears - Yamaha Jubilo
21/10/2017NTT Shining Arcs - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks
21/10/2017Toshiba Brave Lupus - Munakata Sanix Blues
21/10/2017Panasonic Wild Knights - Suntory Sungoliath
21/10/2017Toyota Shokki Shuttles - Toyota Verblitz
22/10/2017Kobelco Steelers - Ricoh Black Rams
22/10/2017NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Canon Eagles
02/12/2017Ricoh Black Rams - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
03/12/2017Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Toyota Verblitz
03/12/2017Munakata Sanix Blues - Kubota Spears
03/12/2017Yamaha Jubilo - Toshiba Brave Lupus
09/12/2017NTT Shining Arcs - Canon Eagles
09/12/2017NEC Green Rockets - Suntory Sungoliath
16/12/2017NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Toyota Shokki Shuttles
17/12/2017Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Kubota Spears
24/12/2017Kintetsu Liners - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks
24/12/2017NEC Green Rockets - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes

Poule B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Panasonic Wild Knights2555002427217035850Qualifying for playoff
2Yamaha Jubilo2054011808199261031
3Ricoh Black Rams1453021119813151420
4NEC Green Rockets13530213110427191410
5Munakata Sanix Blues4510491135-44121800Qualifying for playout
6Toyota Shokki Shuttles1500591152-61142101
7Coca-Cola West Red Sparks1500580210-130113101
8Canon Eagles1500566203-13793001
Last results
Group phase
23/09/2017Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Ricoh Black Rams5-32
23/09/2017Munakata Sanix Blues - NEC Green Rockets17-29
24/09/2017Canon Eagles - Yamaha Jubilo21-69
Next fixtures
Group phase
29/09/2017Ricoh Black Rams - NEC Green Rockets
30/09/2017Canon Eagles - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks

Canon
Eagles
Coca-Cola
West
Red
Sparks
Munakata
Sanix
Blues
NEC
Green
Rockets
Panasonic
Wild
Knights
Ricoh
Black
Rams
Toyota
Shokki
Shuttles
Yamaha
Jubilo
Canon
Eagles
-30/09/201716/12/201721-69
Coca-Cola
West
Red
Sparks
-22-3817-645-32
Munakata
Sanix
Blues
15/10/2017-17-2914-3524/12/2017
NEC
Green
Rockets
48-12-42-2608/10/2017
Panasonic
Wild
Knights
43-810/12/201703/12/2017-17/12/201707/10/2017
Ricoh
Black
Rams
24/12/201729/09/2017-
Toyota
Shokki
Shuttles
03/12/201714/10/201709/12/2017-10-38
Yamaha
Jubilo
09/12/201716/12/201724/12/201735-12-
Interdivisional matches
Group phase
18/08/2017Canon Eagles - Suntory Sungoliath5-32
18/08/2017Ricoh Black Rams - NTT Shining Arcs17-13
18/08/2017Kintetsu Liners - Toyota Shokki Shuttles13-12
18/08/2017Toyota Verblitz - Yamaha Jubilo11-14
19/08/2017Kubota Spears - Panasonic Wild Knights21-45
19/08/2017Toshiba Brave Lupus - NEC Green Rockets20-0
25/08/2017Ricoh Black Rams - Suntory Sungoliath15-31
26/08/2017Kobelco Steelers - Munakata Sanix Blues20-3
01/09/2017Toshiba Brave Lupus - Panasonic Wild Knights10-47
02/09/2017Canon Eagles - Toyota Verblitz12-34
02/09/2017NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks28-24
02/09/2017Suntory Sungoliath - Yamaha Jubilo27-24
08/09/2017NEC Green Rockets - Kobelco Steelers12-29
09/09/2017Kintetsu Liners - Canon Eagles25-20
09/09/2017Kubota Spears - Toyota Shokki Shuttles27-19
09/09/2017NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Munakata Sanix Blues29-19
23/09/2017Panasonic Wild Knights - Toyota Verblitz43-16
23/09/2017Toyota Shokki Shuttles - NTT Shining Arcs24-32
29/09/2017Toshiba Brave Lupus - Toyota Shokki Shuttles
30/09/2017Yamaha Jubilo - Kobelco Steelers
01/10/2017Munakata Sanix Blues - Kintetsu Liners
01/10/2017NTT Shining Arcs - Panasonic Wild Knights
07/10/2017Canon Eagles - Kobelco Steelers
07/10/2017Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Toshiba Brave Lupus
07/10/2017Ricoh Black Rams - Toyota Verblitz
07/10/2017Suntory Sungoliath - Munakata Sanix Blues
14/10/2017Yamaha Jubilo - NTT Shining Arcs
14/10/2017Kobelco Steelers - Panasonic Wild Knights
15/10/2017NEC Green Rockets - Kubota Spears
15/10/2017Kintetsu Liners - Ricoh Black Rams
21/10/2017Panasonic Wild Knights - Suntory Sungoliath
21/10/2017Toyota Shokki Shuttles - Toyota Verblitz
21/10/2017Kintetsu Liners - NEC Green Rockets
21/10/2017Kubota Spears - Yamaha Jubilo
21/10/2017NTT Shining Arcs - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks
21/10/2017Toshiba Brave Lupus - Munakata Sanix Blues
22/10/2017Kobelco Steelers - Ricoh Black Rams
22/10/2017NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Canon Eagles
02/12/2017Ricoh Black Rams - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
03/12/2017Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Toyota Verblitz
03/12/2017Munakata Sanix Blues - Kubota Spears
03/12/2017Yamaha Jubilo - Toshiba Brave Lupus
09/12/2017NEC Green Rockets - Suntory Sungoliath
09/12/2017NTT Shining Arcs - Canon Eagles
16/12/2017NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Toyota Shokki Shuttles
17/12/2017Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Kubota Spears
24/12/2017NEC Green Rockets - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes
24/12/2017Kintetsu Liners - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks

Matches schedule
24/09/2017 - Group phase
Canon Eagles - Yamaha Jubilo21-69
NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Kintetsu Liners31-21
23/09/2017 - Group phase
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Ricoh Black Rams5-32
Kubota Spears - Suntory Sungoliath17-54
Munakata Sanix Blues - NEC Green Rockets17-29
Panasonic Wild Knights - Toyota Verblitz43-16
Toyota Shokki Shuttles - NTT Shining Arcs24-32
22/09/2017 - Group phase
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Kobelco Steelers25-32
09/09/2017 - Group phase
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Panasonic Wild Knights17-64
Kintetsu Liners - Canon Eagles25-20
Kubota Spears - Toyota Shokki Shuttles27-19
NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Munakata Sanix Blues29-19
Suntory Sungoliath - NTT Shining Arcs36-11
Toyota Verblitz - Toshiba Brave Lupus23-18
Yamaha Jubilo - Ricoh Black Rams35-12
08/09/2017 - Group phase
NEC Green Rockets - Kobelco Steelers12-29
03/09/2017 - Group phase
Kintetsu Liners - NTT Shining Arcs10-36
02/09/2017 - Group phase
Canon Eagles - Toyota Verblitz12-34
Kobelco Steelers - Kubota Spears45-7
Munakata Sanix Blues - Ricoh Black Rams14-35
NEC Green Rockets - Toyota Shokki Shuttles42-26
NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks28-24
Suntory Sungoliath - Yamaha Jubilo27-24
01/09/2017 - Group phase
Toshiba Brave Lupus - Panasonic Wild Knights10-47
26/08/2017 - Group phase
Kobelco Steelers - Munakata Sanix Blues20-3
NEC Green Rockets - Coca-Cola West Red Sparks48-12
NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Kubota Spears24-45
Panasonic Wild Knights - Canon Eagles43-8
Toyota Shokki Shuttles - Yamaha Jubilo10-38
Toyota Verblitz - Kintetsu Liners22-9
25/08/2017 - Group phase
NTT Shining Arcs - Toshiba Brave Lupus25-14
Ricoh Black Rams - Suntory Sungoliath15-31
20/08/2017 - Group phase
Coca-Cola West Red Sparks - Munakata Sanix Blues22-38
19/08/2017 - Group phase
Kubota Spears - Panasonic Wild Knights21-45
Toshiba Brave Lupus - NEC Green Rockets20-0
18/08/2017 - Group phase
Canon Eagles - Suntory Sungoliath5-32
Kintetsu Liners - Toyota Shokki Shuttles13-12
Kobelco Steelers - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes39-16
Ricoh Black Rams - NTT Shining Arcs17-13
Toyota Verblitz - Yamaha Jubilo11-14