competition overview

The Japan Rugby League 1 is the Premier Rugby competition in Japan. It features 23 teams across 3 divisions with a relegation/promotion system.
The Panasonic Saitama Wild Knights are the current division 1 champions. Kintetsu Liners won Division 2 in 2022 while Toyota Shokki Shuttles gained promotion into division 2 after winning division 3.
33 Players either Fijian born or with ancestral links to Fiji feature in this competition. This page is dedicated to their progress throughout the year.

Most Games

Marika Koroibete

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0

Position

WG
Marika Koroibete
6
Seta Tamanivalu
6
Viliame Tuidraki
6
Semisi Masirewa
6
Samuela Anise
6

Most Tries

Jone Naikabula

Tries

0

games

6
Jone Naikabula
6
Netani Vakayalia
4
Marika Koroibete
3
Semisi Masirewa
3
Seta Tamanivalu
3

Strike Rate

Jone Naikabula

Tries

6

games

6

strike

100
Jone Naikabula
100
%
Netani Vakayalia
80
%
Marika Koroibete
50
%
Semisi Masirewa
50
%
Michael Little
50
%
Verblitz upset Kobelco

League One - Toyota Verblitz upset Kobelco Kobe 38-21 in their own backyard. Jone Nabetelevu scored his 2nd for the season while Viliame Tuidraki scored a try set up by his brother Vitaliai. See League One Page

Toshiba trio all score

Round 6 - Toshiba Brave Lupus handed Kintetsu 1 60-14 belting. Michael Leitch, Seta Tamanivalu and Jone Naikabula all scored tries in the win.

Matavesi to skipper Shokki

Josh Matavesi has been handed the captaincy for Toyota Shokki Shuttles who face Kamaishi Seawaves to round off round 4 in division 2.

Brave Lupus too good

Round 5 - Seta Tamanivalu scored a double and set up Jone Naikabula on a 45 metre run beating several defenders to score his 5th for the season. Brave Lupus 63-25 Toyota Verblitz.

Koroibete gets another

Round 5 - Marika Koroibete scored his 3rd try of the season for the Wild Knights who held off a fast finishing Ricoh Black Rams. Netani Vakayalia scored his 4th of the season for the Black Rams. Final score Wild Knights 38-17.

DivClubPlayerPSGTConvPenPtsSt%REPS
1Wild KnightsMarika KoroibeteWG631550Aus
1Blue RevsSamuela AniseLK6Jap
1Blue RevsIsi NaisaraniN8Aus
1Brave LupusMichael LeitchFL621033Jap
1Brave LupusSeta TamanivaluCE631550Fiji
1Brave LupusJone NaikabulaWG6630100Jap
1VerblitzJone NabetelevuWG621033
1VerblitzViliame TuidrakiFB61516
1VerblitzVitaliai TuidrakiCE3
1DynaboarsEpineri UluivitiLK4
1DynaboarsSam ChongkitFL5
1Black RamsNathan HughesN85Eng
1Black RamsNetani VakayaliaWG542080Jap
1Green RocketsAseri MasivouFL41525Jap
1Green RocketsKavaia TagivetauaLK41525Jap
1Green RocketsMaritino NemaniCE2
1Green RocketsTaqele NaiyaravoroWG2Aus
1SteelersSosiceni TokoqioN81
1SteelersMichael LittleCE421050
1SungoliathSamu KereviCEAus
1LinersSanaila WaqaLKJap
1LinersSemisi MasirewaFB63312450Jap
1LinersJose SeruN81Jap
1Canon EaglesInoke BuruaWG521040
1Canon EaglesViliame TakayawaCE621033
2SeawavesSeta KoroitamanaN831533
2Blue SharksUsa BaleilautokaWG
2Shokki ShuttlesSetareki NaivaluwaqaLK
2Shokki ShuttlesJosh MatavesiCE41525Fiji
2Shokki ShuttlesJosua KereviCE
2Shokki ShuttlesJone KereviFL
2Red DolphinsZephaniah TuinonaLK2
2Red DolphinsJosefa LilidamuWG31533Jap
2Honda HeatPuna VuliLK
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8
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7
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7
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6
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6
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5
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5
Joe Ravouvou
5
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