Japan Rugby Top League Cup 2019: Round 4 Preview

Date Team Score Team K/O Venue
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 Hino   Suntory 19:30 Chichibu, Tokyo
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 Mitsubishi Sagamihara   Kamaishi 16:30 Chichibu, Tokyo
  Toshiba   NTT Docomo 19:00 Chichibu, Tokyo
  Canon   Kubota 16:30 Expo, Osaka
  Kurita   Panasonic 19:00 Expo, Osaka
Yamaha   NTT Comm. 17:00 Yamaha, Shizuoka
  Toyota   Coca-Cola 18:00 Mizuho, Aichi
Toyota Industries   NEC 16:30 Suzuka, Mie
  Honda   Shimizu 19:00 Suzuka, Mie
  Kintetsu   Ricoh 15:00 Hiroshima, Hiroshima
  Mazda   Kobe 17:30 Hiroshima, Hiroshima
  Sanix   Kyuden 17:00 Global, Fukuoka

Round four of the Japan Rugby Top League Cup 2019 takes place on Friday, 12 June and Saturday, 13 June 2019 at various locations across Japan.

In the only Friday game, Hino take on the might of the unbeaten Suntory at the Chichibu ground in Tokyo. In this Pool A fixture, Suntory should prove too strong for Hino.

All other eleven games this round are played on the Saturday starting with Mitsubishi Sagamihara playing Kamaishi (Pool C) and Toshiba taking on NTT Docomo (Pool B) in a double header back at Chichibu.

In Osaka, Canon and Kubota go head to head to see which team remains unbeaten in Pool C while divisional side Kurita face Panasonic in the latter game at the same venue. Panasonic should account for Kurita to keep the pressure on Suntory at the top of the Pool A table.

Yamaha are at home at the Yamaha Stadium in Shizuoka prefecture to host NTT Communications in what promises to be an evenly matched affair between these two Pool B rivals.

In two other double headers, Toyota Industries play NEC (Pool D) and Honda play Shimizu (Pool A) at Suzuka in Mie prefecture while Kintetsu take on Ricoh (Pool D) and Mazda challenge table-topping Kobe Steel (Pool D) in Hiroshima.

In the final game of round four, two of the three Kyushu-based teams in the Cup play each other when Sanix host Kyuden at their Global Arena ground. Both these sides are winless at the bottom of Pool B, so a win is crucial for both outfits.