Toyota Verblitz is a Japanese rugby union team in the Top League. Verblitz is a portmanteau of verde (Spanish and Portuguese for 'green') and blitz (German for 'lightning'). The team is owned by Toyota Motor Corporation and is not to be confused with the Toyota Industries Shuttles rugby team, owned by Toyota Industries. It shares Toyota Stadium in the city of Toyota, Aichi with the football club Nagoya Grampus which also used to be owned by Toyota Motors.
|Full name||Toyota Verblitz|
|Union||Japan Rugby Football Union|
|Location||Toyota, Aichi, Japan|
|Ground(s)||Mizuho Rugby Stadium (Capacity: 15,000)|
|Director of Rugby||Steve Hansen|
|Captain(s)||Kieran Read |
Slogan for 2006 season: 克己 Kokki (Self-Control)
- All-Japan Championship
- Champions: 1969, 1968, 1987
- Runners-up: 2007
Verblitz (surprisingly given the team's pedigree) failed to make the cut for the first season of the Top League (2003-4) but entered the Top League in the second season and were a contender for the second Microsoft Cup. They lost the Japan Championship final on February 27, 2005 to NEC Green Rockets 13-17.
The Toyota Verblitz squad for the 2021 season is:
|Toyota Verblitz squad|
|(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes player is internationally capped|
- "Toyota Verblitz: The Team" (in Japanese). Toyota Verblitz. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
- Toyota Verblitz - official site