Toshiba Brave Lupus

Toshiba Fuchu Rugby Football Club – better known as the Toshiba Brave Lupus, with Lupus referring to a wolf in Latin – is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. They are based in Fuchu, Tokyo, as is their local rival Suntory Sungoliath. They won the second ever Top League championship in the 2004-5 season and the Microsoft Cup in 2005 under their innovative and inventive coach Masahiro Kunda, himself a former hooker for Toshiba and Japan. They are particularly known for the strength of their mauls. Before the Top League was created, the team was called Toshiba Fuchu after their location. Their slogan for 2006 season is "Once again to the Pinnacle (Restart)".

Toshiba Brave Lupus
Full nameToshiba Fuchu Rugby Football Club
UnionJapan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s)Brave Lupus
LocationFuchu, Tokyo, Japan
Ground(s)Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, 27,188 capacity
Coach(es)Todd Blackadder
Captain(s)Richard Kahui
League(s)Top League
Team kit
2nd kit

On 14 March 2008, Bristol Rugby player David Hill announced he'd leave the English club for Toshiba at the end of the season.


Current squad

The Toshiba Brave Lupus squad for the 2019–20 season is:[1]

Toshiba Brave Lupus squad


  • Yuu Chi-nen
  • Yuma Fujino
  • Ryota Fukamura
  • Kim Gwan-tae
  • Teruo Makabe
  • Masataka Mikami
  • Keiichi Tanaka



Loose Forwards






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

Past players


  1. "Toshiba Brave Lupus: The Team" (in Japanese). Toshiba Sports. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
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