In Rugby's League One, the second matchday of Division 1, the first division, was played in three matches, and Toshiba Brave Blue Path Tokyo defeated Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath to make it two consecutive wins in the opening round.

The Fuchu Derby, both based in Fuchu City, Tokyo, was held at Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu City with 1,3 spectators, setting a new record for a single League One league match.

In the first half, Brave Blue Pass saw New Zealand captain Richie Mo'unga, who played in the World Cup, deliver an exquisite kick pass, and Japan's Jone Naikabula used his speed to score a try to take a 1953-19 lead.

In the second half, the Sungoliath closed the gap to three points, but once again, the Brave Blue Pass, who created a chance with Mo'unga's kick pass, scored a try and fended off a subsequent counterattack to win 13-3.

With the loss, the Sungoliath fell to 26-19.

Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights win 2 consecutive games

The Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights, who are aiming to win the title for the first time in two seasons, won their second straight game to open the season with a comfortable 2-49 victory over the Hanazono Kintetsu Liners.

The Wild Knights scored eight tries, including a try by Shota Horie, who announced his retirement at the end of the season.

The Liners are on a two-game losing streak.

Kobelco Kobe Steelers win their opening two games in a row

The Kobelco Kobe Steelers opened the season with a 30-26 win over the Shizuoka Blue Revs.

The Blue Revs have lost two in a row.