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Japan Rugby League One: Round 10 preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Spears on a Knife-Edge Time is running out for Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay. While the status of their title defence is not terminal yet, the defending champions’ slide...

Japan Rugby League One: Round 9 review

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Matsuda Rides High in Battle of the Sharpshooters Brave Blossoms flyhalf Rikiya won the battle of the international tens as Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights edged All Black Richie Mo’unga’s...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Eight Review

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Four Star Savea Sinks Toyota Reigning World Rugby Player of the Year Ardie Savea showed his class, scoring four tries as former Wallaby coach Dave Rennie enjoyed his finest moment...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Eight Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One - Wild Knights’ Kryptonite It doesn’t make a lot of sense, based on their recent finishing positions on the championship ladder. Yet sport, and rugby especially, doesn’t...

Japan Rugby League One Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Flight of the EagleLast season they were separated by one place, and six log points.This time, with the roles reversed, three places and nine points separate Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo and Yokohama...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Seven Review

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Outta Sight, Wild Knight! The gap between the Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights and the rest is widening at the top of the Japan Rugby League One point’s table but the Chiefs’ conquerors from...

The Western Force look to secure former Wallabies talisman

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Just six years after equalling the Australian record for the most tries in a single Super Rugby season, wrecking ball Taqele Naiyaravoro has made the first steps towards a return to the competition. The...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Five Review

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Malcolm Who? The loss of serial try-scoring Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx to injury appeared fatal to the chances of Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay mounting a successful title...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Five Preview

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Sungoliath Aiming to Avoid Feeling Blue They did it last season to Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights.They did it again just before Christmas to Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay.Can...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Four Official Preview

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One - Cross Border Build Up Continues The return of Japan Rugby League One after the New Year’s break sees the competition’s four participants in next month’s Cross-Border matches...