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Honda Heat from Div. 2 beat the Green Rockets in a relegation game, 24-22. But the announcer said the Green Rockets will remain in Div. 1 for the 2023 season.
The Green Rockets won on aggregate over the two legs. As did the Mitsubishi Dynaboars who got promoted against Izzy Folau's Shining Arcs. A bit of a shame as Shining Arcs are becoming a pro club with reportedly the largest budget, so being relegated is not the start they would have wanted to their new era next season.

I love relegation and promotional, for fairness, drama and keeping things interesting at the lower end of the league table. These highlights show guys on both sides blubbing away. You don't get that with ring fencing and closed shops (except maybe tears of frustration at being excluded).

 

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The Tokyo-Bay Urayasu Shining Arcs changed their name to Urayasu D-Rocks. The rebrand coincides with their relegation to JRLO Division Two.

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The Green Rockets won on aggregate over the two legs. As did the Mitsubishi Dynaboars who got promoted against Izzy Folau's Shining Arcs. A bit of a shame as Shining Arcs are becoming a pro club with reportedly the largest budget, so being relegated is not the start they would have wanted to their new era next season.

I love relegation and promotional, for fairness, drama and keeping things interesting at the lower end of the league table. These highlights show guys on both sides blubbing away. You don't get that with ring fencing and closed shops (except maybe tears of frustration at being excluded).

How does relegation work for the two leagues?
 

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It seems to be a two leg playoff between the three top 2nd division sides against the three worst 1st Division sides rather than any sort of promotion tournament. I assume 10th in the 1st Division would get the easiest matchup against 3rd in the 2nd Div and 12th in 1st Division would get the 2nd Div champions.

Something similar was repeated between 2nd and 3rd divisions.
 

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The Tokyo-Bay Urayasu Shining Arcs changed their name to Urayasu D-Rocks. The rebrand coincides with their relegation to JRLO Division Two.

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Apparently the D stands for Dynamic, Delight and Dream. Three words that don't spring to mind with Greig Laidlaw at the helm. I like that even though they have a lot of money they are starting with a modest 5k stadium. It should get a good atmosphere. Being in the lower division may not be the worst thing. They are a merger of the two worst teams in the JRLO last season and, presumably due to contractual reasons, have kept loads of the players and failed coaching staff! Hopefully they can sneak a promotion and use this year to transition to something a bit more accomplished.

 

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Apparently the D stands for Dynamic, Delight and Dream. Three words that don't spring to mind with Greig Laidlaw at the helm. I like that even though they have a lot of money they are starting with a modest 5k stadium. It should get a good atmosphere. Being in the lower division may not be the worst thing. They are a merger of the two worst teams in the JRLO last season and, presumably due to contractual reasons, have kept loads of the players and failed coaching staff! Hopefully they can sneak a promotion and use this year to transition to something a bit more accomplished.

I hope Israel Folau & Otere Black (both former Super Rugby) will return for Urayasu this coming season. They each played well for the Shining Arcs in 2022.
 
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