- 17 Jan 2004
Yes indeed, Microsoft has a Japanese rugby championship named after them. Here is an article on this interesting occasion between the NEC Green Rockets and Toshiba Fuchu.
Microsoft must be a very happy company.
The software giant not only had two of Japans biggest computer companies playing in the final of the cup competition it sponsored but it also had a cracker of a game.
A week after pulling a game out of the hat to reach the final, the Toshiba Brave Lupus almost repeated the Houdini act and only a forward pass prevented them from scoring what could have been the winning try in the fourth minute of injury time.
However, in the end the defense of the NEC Green Rockets held firm and NEC became the first holder of the Microsoft Cup, winning 24-19 at Tokyo's National Stadium on Sunday.