Round 6 of the Top League provided fans with a riveting mix of bruising defensive efforts and scintillating attack. The most noteworthy individual defensive effort came from Honda Heat number 8 Paul Schoeman who amassed a staggering 34 tackles against Shining Arcs.
Amanaki Mafi was in typical barnstorming form, making a massive 27 carries. Takaaki Nakazuru racked up 155 running metres for Suntory Sungoliath.
Taumua Naeata was a fleet-footed forward this round, managing to beat 11 defenders. Kazuki Himeno hustled in the rucks, completing 4 turnovers for Toyota Verblitz.
Seiya Ozaki and Takaaki Nakazuru (Suntory Sungoliath), Malo Tuitama (Yamaha Jubilo) Ataata Moeakiola (Kobe Steel) all succeeded in executing five clean breaks.
Mitsubishi Dynaboars 7-69 Yamaha Jubilo
Green Rockets 12-26 Black Rams
Canon Eagles 22-10 Manuakata Sanix
Honda Heat 13-14 Shining Arcs
Red Hurricanes 3-40 Wild Knights
Hino Red Dolphins 14-69 Suntory Sungoliath
Toyota Verblitz 20-18 Kubota Spears
Kobe Steel 57-0 Toshiba Brave Lupus