Coca-Cola West Red Sparks

Coca-Cola West Red Sparks

Coca Cola West Red Sparks
コカ・コーラウエスト
レッドスパークス
Full name Coca Cola West Red Sparks
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Red Sparks
Founded 1966
Location Fukuoka, Japan
Ground(s) Level-5 Stadium
Chairman 22,563
Coach(es) Shogo Mukai

Coca Cola West Red Sparks RFC (formerly Coca Cola West Japan and originally Kitakyushu Coca Cola when founded) is a Japanese company-owned rugby union team based in Fukuoka city, Kyūshū. The coach is currently Shogo Mukai (appointed April 1, 2004), the former Japan national rugby union team coach during the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup.

The team won promotion to the expanded Top League of 14 teams at the end of the 2005-6 season, and was renamed Coca Cola West Red Sparks. The club motto is "Have Guts Have Glory" and their slogan for 2006 season: "Always Attack & Aggressive". In the fourth Top League (2006-7) the team came 10th, with four wins, nine losses and 21 points. It therefore did not need to take part in any play-offs. Sanix, the local rivals, came ninth.

The team is now (2013) one of two teams from Kyūshū in the Top League. The other one is Kyuden Voltex. The team mascot's name is Sparky.

Contents

  • Squad 1
    • Former 1.1
  • Coaches 2
  • Home ground 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Squad

The Coca Cola West Red Sparks squad for 2015-16 Top League season:[1]

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

Former

Coaches

Home ground

See also

References

  1. ^ "Coca Cola West Red Sparks: The Team" (in Japanese). Coca Cola West Rugby. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 

External links

  • Coca Cola West Red Sparks - official website