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Japan rugby bosses focusing on being global ahead of new professional league

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan’s new-look professional rugby competition will launch next month with bold ambitions to win not only a domestic but a global audience, to attract the world’s best players and to expand...

3 big signings for Panasonic Wild Knights

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs flanker Lachlan Boshier, Hurricanes midfielder Vince Aso and a fellow New Zealander, Mark Abbott, are the latest signings for the Panasonic Wild Knights in the Japanese Top League.    Abbott...

Where are they now? The 2016 Super Rugby winning Hurricanes Team

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015, The Hurricanes won their first championship after repeating their efforts of 2015 by finishing first in the regular season and hosting the...

Where are they now? The 2016 Super Rugby winning Hurricanes Team

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015, The Hurricanes won their first championship after repeating their efforts of 2015 by finishing first in the regular season and hosting the...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his 31-man Japan squad who will represent the host nation when the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month.   Michael Leitch will captain the side and...

The Honey Badger is BACK!

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the most loved rugby players in the history of the game, Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins is set to make his long-awaited return to rugby.     The former Wallabies winger will be back...

Australian Conference: Player Ins and Outs?

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 edition of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend and with the first fixtures being played on Friday, we bring you a comprehensive list of transfers which have happened in the Australian conference.       The...

Top League Highlights: Brave Lupus v Kubota Spears

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

A long and hard game seeing Coca-Cola Red Sparks scoring 2 tries while Spears Kubota scored 8, taking a bonus point. The final score after almost 90 minutes of play was 12-50.

Top League Highlights: Red Sparks v Honda Heat

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Honda Heat claimed the win 52-31 over Red Sparks in this Japan Top League match. Honda Heat scored 4 tries with 3 conversions and 1 missed conversion in...

Top League Highlights: Toshiba Brave Lupus Vs Coca-Cola Red Sparks

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The home side enjoyed holding the lead for much of the game but the Red Sparks were always in touching distance. A 75th minute try by Brave Lupus sealed the deal and the win as the visitors looked...