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Archive for January, 2010

Talking in Codes : Top League Rugby Union (Rugby in Japan, part 1)

Posted by stefanole on 2010/01/13

Toshiba's Neil BREW attempts to power through a tackle - stefanole

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Sanfrecce Update: End of Season 2009

Posted by stefanole on 2010/01/08

This article first appeared in my column at the Wide Island View, the online magazine for JETs in Hiroshima prefecture.

KASHIWAGI Yosuke: seen here scoring against Montedio Yamagata in May, Kashiwagi has turned traitor and joined Urawa Red Diamonds - stefanole


The Japanese football season finally concluded on New Year’s Day, and with it Sanfrecce Hiroshima were confirmed as Japan’s fourth entrant in the 2010 Asian Champions League. This season represents a remarkable turnaround for the Purple Archers, after they gained promotion to J1 by winning the J2 championship in 2008. Sanfrecce’s fourth-placed finish represents their best league performance for fifteen years, and comes after winning the 2008 Super Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

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