Toyota Verblitz

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.

Toyota Verblitz
トヨタ自動車ヴェルブリッツ
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Full nameToyota Verblitz
UnionJapan Rugby Football Union
Founded1941
LocationToyota, Aichi, Japan
Ground(s)Mizuho Rugby Stadium (Capacity: 15,000)
Director of RugbySteve Hansen
Coach(es)Simon Cron
Captain(s)Kieran Read
Kaito Shigeno
League(s)Top League
2018–194th
1st kit
2nd kit

Slogan for 2006 season: 克己 Kokki (Self-Control)

HonoursEdit

ResultsEdit

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.

Current squadEdit

The Toyota Verblitz squad for the 2021 season is:[1]

Toyota Verblitz squad

Props

Hookers

Locks

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

Centres

Wingers

Fullbacks

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

Former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toyota Verblitz: The Team" (in Japanese). Toyota Verblitz. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

External linksEdit