World Fighting Bull

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World Fighting Bull
ワールド ファイティングブル
Full nameWorld Fighting Bull
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s)Fighting Bull
Location Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Ground(s) World Rugby Ground
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World Fighting Bull were a Japanese rugby union team that played in the county's Top League competition. The team was the rugby team of clothing company World Co., based in Kobe in the Kansai area of Japan.


The team was founded in 1984, and spent their formative seasons playing in the Kansai League. They were one of the founding members of the Top League, playing in the inaugural season in 2003–04. The team played in the first four editions of the competition, before being relegated at the end of the 2006–07. After two more seasons playing in the Top West League, World Fighting Bull were dissolved in March 2009 after financial difficulties at World Co.

Season history

World Fighting Bull's record since the inception of the Top League in 2003–04 was:

World Fighting Bull season history
2003–04 Top League 11605349285+6471325thProgressed to Microsoft Cup
2004–05 Top League 11407230366−13631209thSurvived relegation play-offs
2005–06 Top League 11515166200−3401239thSurvived relegation play-offs
2006–07 Top League 131012211481−27021714thRelegated to the Top West League
2007 Top West League660025182+16950291stLost in the promotion play-offs
2008 Top West League5302192107+8531163rd
P = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Log Points, Pos = Position.

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