The rugby and league one playoff tournament semi-finals were held at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka, and Suntory beat Toshiba 30 to 24 to advance to the final.
In the playoffs of rugby and league one, the top four teams in the league match will compete in a tournament format.
On the 21st, one semi-final match was held at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka, where Suntory, who ranked first in the league, and Toshiba, who ranked fourth in the league, played against each other.
Both teams are based in Fuchu City, Tokyo, and the match that attracted attention as "Fuchu Derby" was a development in which they competed with each other from the beginning, tying 17 to 17 in the first half.
In the second half, Suntory allowed a 7-point lead, including the first try, but then league scorer Damian McKenzie scored two long-distance penalty goals to close the gap by one point in the 19th minute. Captain Ryoto Nakamura made a comeback with a try.
Suntory continued to defend hard and did not score, winning 30 to 24 to advance to the final.
Another semi-final match will take place on the 22nd at the Chichibu Memorial Rugby Stadium in Tokyo, where Panasonic, who is second in the league, and Kubota, who is third in the league, will face each other.Keywords: