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West Regional Top League 2008/09

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Promoted to Top League 2008/09:Kintetsu Liners

Final results

First phase
Top League A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Honda Heat2455002205816240Qualified for playoff
2Toyota Shokki Shuttles1954012388914930
3World Fighting Bull1653021921078531
4NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes10520395154-5920Qualified for playout
5Chubu Electric Power5510454224-17010
6Osaka Police0500567234-16700

Matches
First phase
20/09/2008Chubu Electric Power - Osaka Police29-17
21/09/2008NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Toyota Shokki Shuttles5-26
21/09/2008World Fighting Bull - Honda Heat16-22
27/09/2008Honda Heat - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes46-6
27/09/2008Toyota Shokki Shuttles - World Fighting Bull53-21
18/10/2008Osaka Police - Honda Heat10-61
18/10/2008World Fighting Bull - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes61-3
25/10/2008NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Osaka Police29-16
26/10/2008Honda Heat - Chubu Electric Power40-3
08/11/2008Honda Heat - Toyota Shokki Shuttles51-23
08/11/2008NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Chubu Electric Power52-5
22/11/2008Chubu Electric Power - Toyota Shokki Shuttles5-61
22/11/2008Osaka Police - World Fighting Bull17-40
29/11/2008Chubu Electric Power - World Fighting Bull12-54
29/11/2008Osaka Police - Toyota Shokki Shuttles7-75

Top League A1
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Mitsubishi Red Evolutions2966003408925150Promoted
2JR West Railers2565012526818441
3Unitika Phoenix2164022349513941
4Osaka Gas1563031911296230
5Ricoh Japan10620496240-14420
6Nippon Shinyaku5610566326-26010
7Auto Zentsuji2600683315-23211

Matches
First phase
20/09/2008Mitsubishi Red Evolutions - Auto Zentsuji78-20
20/09/2008Osaka Gas - Nippon Shinyaku38-17
20/09/2008Unitika Phoenix - Ricoh Japan27-14
27/09/2008JR West Railers - Auto Zentsuji64-7
27/09/2008Unitika Phoenix - Nippon Shinyaku85-0
11/10/2008Auto Zentsuji - Unitika Phoenix0-48
11/10/2008Ricoh Japan - Osaka Gas5-50
19/10/2008Auto Zentsuji - Osaka Gas5-57
19/10/2008JR West Railers - Nippon Shinyaku55-7
25/10/2008Mitsubishi Red Evolutions - Ricoh Japan73-5
01/11/2008JR West Railers - Ricoh Japan58-3
01/11/2008Nippon Shinyaku - Mitsubishi Red Evolutions0-86
22/11/2008JR West Railers - Unitika Phoenix21-15
22/11/2008Mitsubishi Red Evolutions - Osaka Gas32-21
22/11/2008Nippon Shinyaku - Auto Zentsuji34-27
06/12/2008JR West Railers - Osaka Gas37-13
06/12/2008Mitsubishi Red Evolutions - Unitika Phoenix48-26
06/12/2008Ricoh Japan - Auto Zentsuji34-24
20/12/2008JR West Railers - Mitsubishi Red Evolutions17-23
20/12/2008Osaka Gas - Unitika Phoenix12-33
20/12/2008Ricoh Japan - Nippon Shinyaku35-8

Second phase
Top League A playoff
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Honda Heat9220085424310Qualified for Challenge 1
2Toyota Shokki Shuttles721015762-521Qualified for Challenge 2
3World Fighting Bull220023977-3811

Matches
Second phase
06/12/2008Honda Heat - World Fighting Bull49-13
14/12/2008Toyota Shokki Shuttles - World Fighting Bull28-26
21/12/2008Honda Heat - Toyota Shokki Shuttles36-29

Top League A playout
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes9220054193510
2Chubu Electric Power5210146341210
3Osaka Police02002754-4700Relegated
Osaka Police avoided relegation for the promotion of Honda Heat.

Matches
Second phase
07/12/2008NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Osaka Police20-7
13/12/2008Chubu Electric Power - Osaka Police34-0
21/12/2008NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Chubu Electric Power34-12