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Companies National Tournament 1996/97

Final results

Group phase
Poule A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Kobelco Steelers8321021738179Qualified to quarter finals
2Suntory Sungoliath832101174671
3Yamaha Jubilo5310256185-129
4Nisshin Steel3300339160-121

Matches
Group phase
21/12/1996Suntory Sungoliath - Kobelco Steelers17-17
22/12/1996Nisshin Steel - Yamaha Jubilo14-31
04/01/1997Kobelco Steelers - Nisshin Steel96-14
05/01/1997Suntory Sungoliath - Yamaha Jubilo67-18
11/01/1997Kobelco Steelers - Yamaha Jubilo104-7
12/01/1997Nisshin Steel - Suntory Sungoliath11-33

Poule B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Toyota Verblitz9330026751216Qualified to quarter finals
2Ricoh Black Rams732011171161
3Tokyo Gas5310276163-87
4Mazda Blue Zoomers3300354184-130

Matches
Group phase
21/12/1996Tokyo Gas - Mazda Blue Zoomers43-15
21/12/1996Toyota Verblitz - Ricoh Black Rams83-12
03/01/1997Ricoh Black Rams - Mazda Blue Zoomers47-17
04/01/1997Tokyo Gas - Toyota Verblitz17-90
11/01/1997Ricoh Black Rams - Tokyo Gas58-16
12/01/1997Toyota Verblitz - Mazda Blue Zoomers94-22

Poule C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Sanyo Wild Knights9330016559106Qualified to quarter finals
2Isetan732011277057
3Kintetsu Liners5310240141-101
4NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes3300351113-62

Matches
Group phase
14/12/1996NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Sanyo Wild Knights17-62
21/12/1996Kintetsu Liners - Isetan12-62
04/01/1997Sanyo Wild Knights - Isetan39-32
05/01/1997NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes - Kintetsu Liners15-18
11/01/1997Sanyo Wild Knights - Kintetsu Liners64-10
12/01/1997Isetan - NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes33-19

Poule D
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Toshiba Brave Lupus9330020128173Qualified to quarter finals
2NEC Green Rockets7320114012515
3World Fighting Bull531029195-4
4NikoNiko-Do3300360244-184

Matches
Group phase
14/12/1996World Fighting Bull - Toshiba Brave Lupus11-35
22/12/1996NikoNiko-Do - NEC Green Rockets33-90
03/01/1997Toshiba Brave Lupus - NikoNiko-Do99-0
05/01/1997NEC Green Rockets - World Fighting Bull33-25
11/01/1997World Fighting Bull - NikoNiko-Do55-27
12/01/1997Toshiba Brave Lupus - NEC Green Rockets67-17

Final phase