Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 21 December 2013 15:36    PDF Print Write e-mail
Clever Stars for Pro Team
International - Americans Overseas

First try. Photo by NTT Shining Arcs.The NTT Shining Arcs won their second Japan Top League Group B match in a row Saturday, beating the NTT.com Red Hurricanes 24-14 to move to 2-2 in the second half of the season.

USA captain Todd Clever capped off a strong year for the Shining Arcs and the USA with a start at No. 8 and two tries, one nine minutes before halftime to make it 10-0, and another nine minutes before full time to keep the Red Hurricanes at arm's length.

Clever was massive for the Shining Arcs as they have jumped from 0-2 and in last place in Group B to 2-2 and in 3rd with three games to go.

Second try. Photo by NTT Shining Arcs.NTT flyhalf Yoshio Kimishima was named Man of the Match, but Clever, who barreled down the right sideline, fending off tacklers as he went, to score his first, and power through a pile of Hurricans defenders for his second, was certainly a candidate.