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Japan Rugby League One Round 11 Review

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Brave Lupus Nearly ‘Rammed’ in a Sunday Thriller A comfortable Sunday afternoon it was not for Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, who needed a try six minutes from time by centre...

Japan Rugby League One: Round 11 preview

3 weeks 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 League One Round 10 Review

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Crowley off the mark as Honda fires up Mie Honda Heat has given ex-Italy coach Kieran Crowley his maiden win in Japan Rugby League One after a courageous 20-19 victory over fellow...

Japan Rugby League One: Round 10 preview

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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...