Ricoh Black Rams

Ricoh Black Rams is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. Placed 10th in the 2004-2005 season which meant it had to win a play-off against one of the top regional teams to stay in the league, as it did.

Ricoh Black Rams
リコーブラックラムズ
Full nameRicoh Black Rams
UnionJapan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s)Black Rams
Founded1953
LocationSetagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Ground(s)Various stadiums
Coach(es)Matt Cockbain
League(s)Top League
2018–198th
1st kit
2nd kit

Slogan for 2006 season: TAFU ("Tough" in English). The acronym stands for Team, Aggression, Faith, Unity.

In January 2008 it was announced that Stephen Larkham will be joining the team next season, but the team was relegated back to the Japan East League where Larkham will begin his career in Japan. In April 2008 Todd Louden was announced as head coach, to be assisted by Pote Human (Daily Yomiuri, April 26, 2008).

Schedule/Results

2005

February 13. Ricoh Black Rams v Toyota Jido Shokki - placed third in the Top League Challenge Series.

Players

Current squad

The Ricoh Black Rams squad for the 2019–20 season is:[1]

Ricoh Black Rams squad

Props

  • Taichi Chiba
  • Takao Makabe
  • Kazuma Nishi
  • Sotaro Okawa
  • Kazuhiro Shibata
  • Kenta Tsujii
  • Kotaro Yoshimura

Hookers

  • Ben Funnell
  • Kazuhiro Koike
  • Yuki Mori
  • Masashi Onishi
  • Kan Yoshino

Locks

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

  • Matt Lucas
  • Masatoshi Nakamura
  • Toshiya Takahashi
  • Shota Yamamoto
  • Ryuji Yonemura

Fly-halves

Centres

  • Daisuke Hamano
  • Ryohei Isoda
  • Aki Makita
  • Matt McGahan
  • Kim Sung-gu

Wingers

  • Amato Fakatava
  • Genki Hasegawa
  • Daisuke Komatsu
  • Amanaki Lotoahea
  • Yusuke Matsumoto
  • Netani Vakayalia
  • Masaki Watanabe
  • Toshiki Yamauchi

Fullbacks

(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes player is internationally capped

Former

Coaches

References

  1. "Ricoh Black Rams: The Team" (in Japanese). Ricoh. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
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