The 2022–23 Japan Rugby League One – Division 1 season is the twentieth top flight league season scheduled to be played in December 2022 through to 2023, in the newly rebranded Japan Rugby League One. The competition consists of twelve teams, including two promoted teams from Division 2, Sagamihara Dynaboars and Hanazono Liners.
The format and schedule was announced on the 16th of September 2022. It will consist of a round-robin fixture, before entering into a knockout style play-off for the final four teams. It will feature two conferences (A, B). Teams in each conference will play the teams in their respective conference twice (one at home, one away), and six matches against all the teams in the other conference, three being at home and three away. Each team will play a total of sixteen seasonal fixtures, plus additional play-off matches, including relegation play-offs.
|2022–23 Japan Rugby League One – D1|
|Number of teams||12|
|Date||17 December 2022 – 20 May 2023|
Japan Rugby League One Teams
|Black Rams Tokyo
|Tokyo||Peter Hewat||Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium||20,010|
|Green Rockets Tokatsu
|Chiba||Robert Taylor||Kashiwanoha Stadium||20,000|
|Hyōgo||Dave Dillon||Noevir Stadium Kobe||30,132|
|Chiba||Frans Ludeke||Edogawa Stadium||6,950|
|Red Hurricanes Osaka
|Osaka||Johan Ackermann||Yodoko Sakura Stadium||25,000|
|Saitama Wild Knights
|Saitama||Robbie Deans||Kumagaya Rugby Ground||24,000|
|Shining Arcs Urayasu
|Chiba||Hugh Reece-Edwards||Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium||27,188|
|Shizuoka Blue Revs
|Shizuoka||Naoya Okubo||Yamaha Stadium||15,165|
|Tokyo||Milton Haig||Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium||27,188|
|Brave Lupus Tokyo
|Tokyo||Todd Blackadder||Ajinomoto Stadium||49,970|
|Aichi||Simon Cron||Paloma Mizuho Rugby Stadium||15,000|
|Kanagawa||Keisuke Sawaki||Nissan Stadium (Yokohama)||72,400|
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how to Watch 2023 Japan Rugby League One 1
Watch the full match replay of the competition of takes place within the tournament of Japan Rugby League One. Japan Rugby League One (JRLO) 2022-2023 season kicks off in Tokyo on Saturday 17th December 2022 in round 1 with several of the title-contending teams squaring off in Division 1, but there is action across all three divisions this weekend.
There are three matches in Division One on each day of the opening weekend, with Divisions Two and Three also kicking off.
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