Japan Rugby Top League Cup 2019: Round 3 Preview
|Fri, 5 Jul 2019||Ricoh||Kobe||19:30||Chichibu, Tokyo|
|NTT Docomo||Yamaha||19:30||Expo, Osaka|
|Sat, 6 Jul 2019||NTT Comm.||Kyuden||11:30||Kamaishi, Iwate|
|Toshiba||Sanix||16:00||J Stadium, Fukushima|
|Mitsubishi Sagamihara||Kubota||19:00||Chichibu, Tokyo|
|Mazda||Toyota Industries||15:00||Nagato, Yamaguchi|
Round three of the Japan Rugby Top League Cup 2019 takes place on Friday, 5 June and Saturday, 6 June 2019 at various locations across Japan.
Pool D combatants Kobe Steel and Ricoh open the round at the Chichibu ground in Tokyo on Friday evening with Kobe as the reigning Top League champions looking to keep their unbeaten run intact in the Cup. Meanwhile, table-topping NTT Docomo host Yamaha in Osaka in their Pool B clash in the only other Friday game.
On Saturday, in Pool A, Suntory look to continue their fine attacking form against Kurita at the Komazawa Stadium in Tokyo, while Panasonic play Honda in Kumagaya.
After Docomo, Toshiba are the only other unbeaten side in Pool B and they face Sanix at the J Village Stadium in Fukushima.
In Pool C, both Kubota and Canon have the full ten points after the opening two rounds with the former playing Mitsubishi Sagamihara at Chichibu in Tokyo and the latter playing Coca-Cola in the early game at the same venue.
Like Kobe, NEC are still undefeated in Pool D as they face Kintetsu at Kumagaya.