Frans Ludeke rugby player
Frans Ludeke rugby player

Frans Ludeke

1st Jan 1970 1.84m/kg Head Coach

Japan Rugby League One Preview

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – The Fuchu Wars: Episode II Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo and Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath might both have qualified for next month’s Japan RugbyLeague One semi-finals, but don’t...

Official Preview: Japan Rugby League One Round Fourteen

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Matsuda versus Barrett II: Rikiya’s big moment It’s been quite a year for Rikiya Matsuda.A 37-cap Brave Blossom, and long-time pilot of the champion Saitama Panasonic...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Thirteen Review

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – It’s ‘squeaky bum’ time for Kobe It’s come down to this.Win four games back-to-back or the season’s revival is going to fall short.That is the assignment...

Japan Rugby League One: Round 11 preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

– Kansai calling for Kintetsu Fresh off their 10th loss in a row, and from a match they were expected to win against Mie Honda Heat, the last thing Hanazono Kintetsu Liners probably needed was the...

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 2023-24 Round Five Preview

6 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

6 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...

Japan Rugby League One | Round 1 Preview

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One - Semi-Finals Revisited Defending champions, Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay, will need to hit the ground running as they open their Japan Rugby League One campaign against Tokyo Suntory...

Eddie Jones' secret job interview

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to reports, Eddie Jones was interviewed for another job just weeks before the World Cup began.    The Sydney Morning Herald report that he interviewed for the Japan head...

A looks at Scott Robertson’s Crusader legacy

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The greatest coaching tenure in Super Rugby history ended as it started on Saturday night, the Crusaders winning another DHL Super Rugby Pacific final. Robertson is the most successful individual in...