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East Regional Top League 2008/09

Teams variations
Relegated from Top League 2007/08:Mitsubishi Dynaboars - Ricoh Black Rams
Promoted to Top League 2008/09:Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars
Relegated to Lower Leagues 2008/09:Insurance Meiji Life Yasuda - Shimizu Blue Sharks
Promoted from Lower Leagues 2007/08:Red Dolphins Hino

Final results

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Ricoh Black Rams50101000546139407100Qualified for Challenge 1
2NTT Shining Arcs401080237517020571Qualified for Challenge 2 playoff
3Mitsubishi Dynaboars361070340422917580
4Tokyo Gas341070337820517360
5Secom Rugguts321060442717725062
6Kamaishi Sea Waves31107032402211930
7Suntory Foods2010406168415-24731
8Kurita Water1510307188265-7721
9JAL Wings1110208230386-15630
10Red Dolphins Hino610109129525-39611
11Akita Northern Bullets2100010118471-35311

Akita
Northern
Bullets
JAL
Wings
Kamaishi
Sea
Waves
Kurita
Water
Mitsubishi
Dynaboars
NTT
Shining
Arcs
Red
Dolphins
Hino
Ricoh
Black
Rams
Secom
Rugguts
Suntory
Foods
Tokyo
Gas
Akita
Northern
Bullets
-10-358-173-7122-3313-22
JAL
Wings
44-24-6-4321-43
Kamaishi
Sea
Waves
30-14-13-3131-24
Kurita
Water
32-1422-30-32-10
Mitsubishi
Dynaboars
62-2820-2954-15-19-1427-4136-12
NTT
Shining
Arcs
27-2233-2242-2237-3-
Red
Dolphins
Hino
15-475-1321-4814-81-0-11311-17
Ricoh
Black
Rams
71-665-1028-2149-4124-10-53-12
Secom
Rugguts
93-517-2241-1415-1990-7-16-24
Suntory
Foods
39-2428-270-6412-700-59-
Tokyo
Gas
58-536-1515-517-2629-4862-1314-4280-14-

Challenge 2 playoff

Matches schedule
04/01/2009 - Final Challenge 2 playoff
NTT Shining Arcs - Mitsubishi Dynaboars32-28
28/12/2008 - Regular season
Akita Northern Bullets - Red Dolphins Hino22-33
27/12/2008 - Regular season
Kurita Water - Kamaishi Sea Waves22-30
Ricoh Black Rams - Mitsubishi Dynaboars49-41
Secom Rugguts - NTT Shining Arcs15-19
Tokyo Gas - Suntory Foods80-14
21/12/2008 - Regular season
NTT Shining Arcs - Kamaishi Sea Waves42-22
Ricoh Black Rams - Secom Rugguts53-12
20/12/2008 - Regular season
Kurita Water - Red Dolphins Hino32-10
Suntory Foods - JAL Wings39-24
14/12/2008 - Regular season
Kurita Water - JAL Wings32-14
13/12/2008 - Regular season
Mitsubishi Dynaboars - Suntory Foods36-12
Ricoh Black Rams - NTT Shining Arcs24-10
Tokyo Gas - Kamaishi Sea Waves36-15
07/12/2008 - Regular season
Secom Rugguts - Akita Northern Bullets93-5
06/12/2008 - Regular season
JAL Wings - Tokyo Gas21-43
30/11/2008 - Regular season
Akita Northern Bullets - Kamaishi Sea Waves10-35
Suntory Foods - Kurita Water28-27
29/11/2008 - Regular season
Mitsubishi Dynaboars - Secom Rugguts27-41
Red Dolphins Hino - Ricoh Black Rams0-113
24/11/2008 - Regular season
Tokyo Gas - Kurita Water15-5
23/11/2008 - Regular season
Red Dolphins Hino - JAL Wings15-47
22/11/2008 - Regular season
Mitsubishi Dynaboars - NTT Shining Arcs19-14
Suntory Foods - Secom Rugguts0-59
15/11/2008 - Regular season
Akita Northern Bullets - Mitsubishi Dynaboars3-71
Kamaishi Sea Waves - Suntory Foods31-24
Tokyo Gas - Ricoh Black Rams14-42
09/11/2008 - Regular season
Red Dolphins Hino - Kamaishi Sea Waves5-13
Ricoh Black Rams - JAL Wings65-10
08/11/2008 - Regular season
Tokyo Gas - NTT Shining Arcs29-48
02/11/2008 - Regular season
Akita Northern Bullets - Kurita Water8-17
01/11/2008 - Regular season
Kamaishi Sea Waves - JAL Wings30-14
Red Dolphins Hino - NTT Shining Arcs14-81
26/10/2008 - Regular season
Tokyo Gas - Akita Northern Bullets58-5
25/10/2008 - Regular season
Red Dolphins Hino - Mitsubishi Dynaboars21-48
Secom Rugguts - Kurita Water41-14
Suntory Foods - Ricoh Black Rams12-70
19/10/2008 - Regular season
JAL Wings - Akita Northern Bullets44-24
18/10/2008 - Regular season
Ricoh Black Rams - Kurita Water28-21
Secom Rugguts - Kamaishi Sea Waves17-22
Suntory Foods - NTT Shining Arcs0-64
Tokyo Gas - Mitsubishi Dynaboars17-26
28/09/2008 - Regular season
Akita Northern Bullets - Suntory Foods13-22
27/09/2008 - Regular season
Mitsubishi Dynaboars - JAL Wings62-28
NTT Shining Arcs - Kurita Water37-3
Tokyo Gas - Red Dolphins Hino62-13
20/09/2008 - Regular season
Kamaishi Sea Waves - Ricoh Black Rams13-31
Secom Rugguts - Tokyo Gas16-24
14/09/2008 - Regular season
Mitsubishi Dynaboars - Kurita Water54-15
NTT Shining Arcs - JAL Wings33-22
Ricoh Black Rams - Akita Northern Bullets71-6
Secom Rugguts - Red Dolphins Hino90-7
07/09/2008 - Regular season
Mitsubishi Dynaboars - Kamaishi Sea Waves20-29
NTT Shining Arcs - Akita Northern Bullets27-22
06/09/2008 - Regular season
JAL Wings - Secom Rugguts6-43
Red Dolphins Hino - Suntory Foods11-17