Kobelco Steelers

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Kobelco Steelers
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Full nameKobe Steel Rugby Club
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s)Kobelco Steelers
Location Kobe, Hyogo
Ground(s) Noevir Stadium Kobe (Capacity: 30,132)
Coach(es) Dave Dillon
League(s) Top League
2018–19 Champions
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Kobe Steel Rugby Club – commonly known as the Kobelco Steelers (Japanese: 神戸製鋼コベルコスティーラーズ, Kobe Seiko Koberuko Suti-ra-zu) – are a Japanese rugby union team owned by Kobe Steel, and based in Kobe. They were the first ever Top League champions when the League started in the 2003-2004 season. The team plays its home games at Noevir Stadium Kobe (formerly Kobe Wing Stadium).




Current management team

Director of rugby Wayne Smith Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Head coach Dave Dillon Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Assistant coach Nick Holten Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

Current squad

The current Kobelco Steelers squad for the 2021 season is: [1]

Kobelco Steelers squad




Loose Forwards






Utility backs

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

Past players

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  1. "Kobe Steelers: The Team" (in Japanese). Kobe Steelers. Retrieved 20 February 2019.