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Official Review: Japan Rugby League One 2023-24

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – And then there were four Times, dates, teams, and draw are confirmed for the semi-finals of Japan Rugby League One after the weekend’s final round of the regular season. The...

Japan Rugby League One Preview

4 weeks 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

1 month 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 Round 11 Review

2 months 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

2 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 9 review

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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...

Japan Rugby League One Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Old ‘friends’ re-unite. The finalists from the last Top League and the first Japan Rugby League One will reacquaint themselves with each other as Division One resumes...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Six Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Toyota Remembers In a last season lacking in fulfilment for Toyota Verblitz, one afternoon stands alone as its’ darkest moment.It involved Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, making...