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Latest Rumour Mill

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

With all live sport on pause, the rugby rumour mill is going wild!   We take a look at some of the rumours around player movements, league returns and much more:     Dave Rennie...

Andy Ellis and Dan Carter Swansongs Cut Short

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black and Crusaders scrum-half Andy Ellis has confirmed his abrupt retirement from rugby after the remainder of the Japanese Top League was called off due to the global pandemic.   Ellis,...

How A Club World Cup Would Look If It Were Played This Year

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

French federation president, Bernard Laporte has flouted the idea of a radical annual Club World Cup featuring 20 teams from around the globe.   The competition could see the end of the European...

Hadleigh Parkes linked with surprising move

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales' star inside centre, Hadleigh Parkes has become a prime target of big-spending Japanese club Kobe Steelers, according to reports.   The star-studded Steelers squad includes the likes of All...

Top League Highlights: Kobelco Steelers vs Ricoh Black Rams

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a rather slow first twenty minutes in the game, the Kobe Kobelco Steelers started to take charge as they got their first try of the match. From there onwards, not only did they dominate the score...

England complete coaching team ahead of 2020 Six Nations

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men's head coach Eddie Jones has completed his coaching team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations with the appoints of Simon Amor and Matt Proudfoot as his new assistant coaches.   Proudfoot and...

Japan continues to benefit from World Cup hype after record attendances in the Top League

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The hype from the Rugby World Cup has not died down in Japan with the Top League recording record attendances during the opening round of the competition on Sunday.   The season got off to a late...

Dan Carter stars in winning return to rugby after neck surgery

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks' great Dan Carter made a winning returning to rugby in the Top League on Sunday as he scored 18 points for current Top League champions Kobelco Steelers in his first game for a year.   The...

Top League Highlights: Kobelco Steelers vs Canon Eagles

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full time Kobelco Steelers 50 - 16 Canon Eagles. Kobelco Steelers dominated this match in this 1st round of Top League 2020. Looks like they could be a team to watch out for.

Test Stars To Light Up Japan's Top League In 2020

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this weekend with a number of test stars of the past and present set to light up the competition in 2020.   With the Champions Cup returning this weekend with the...