Cape Town - Jake White’s Toyota Verblitz beat Suntory Sungoliath 43-34 in the Japanese Top League Cup final in Chichibu on Saturday.
White’s side scored seven tries to Sungoliath’s five, with former Bulls star Jason
Jenkins grabbing a brace, while another South African, Gio Aplon, who was the skipper on the day, also got in on the act with a
try of his own.
The Kobe Steelers claimed the Japanese league title in December last year when they hammered Suntory Sungoliath 55-5 in the final.
Verblitz finished fourth.
Besides Jenkins and Aplon, Verblitz is home to a number of other South Africans, including Lionel Cronje, Carl Wegner, Reniel Hugo, Clinton Swart and Jannes Kirsten.