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

11 months 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...

Top Semi-Finals: Hooper clashes with former Wallabies, Barrett faces Marx

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The semi-finals of the Japanese Top League kick off this weekend with Toyota Verblitz taking on the Panasonic Wild Knights on Saturday and Suntory Sungoliath facing Kubota Spears on Sunday.    Director...

Former All Blacks take centre stage in round two of the Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights led the two conferences in the Top League after two rounds of action.   Sungoliath claimed a comfortable 14-31 victory over Honda in round two while...

Test Stars Light Up The Opening Round Of The Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights lead the way in their respective conferences after the opening round of the Top League.   Panasonic claimed a comprehensive 55-14 victory over Ricoh...

Big Wins for Suntory and Panasonic as big names star in Japan

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 1 of the Top League closed off on Sunday with Beauden Barrett and Tevita Li shining for Suntory Sungoliath as they ran over Mitsubishi winning 7-75.  Other big results saw NTT Comms, Panasonic,...