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Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Six Preview

4 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...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Five Review

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Malcolm Who? The loss of serial try-scoring Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx to injury appeared fatal to the chances of Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay mounting a successful title...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Five Preview

5 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

5 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 2023-24 Round Three Review

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Four Try Frizell Melts Steelers All Black backrower Shannon Frizell was the toast of Fuchu after scoring four tries in leading Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo to a successful Christmas...

Japan League One Division 2 And 3 Weekly Review

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toyota Industries Corporation Shuttles Aichi are one of two teams still unbeaten in Division Two after dousing NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu’s flame with a 36-25 win at Aichi yesterday. Led by the...

TJ Perenara Recommits to Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

TJ Perenara, the first player to reach 150 games for the Hurricanes has recommitted to the club and New Zealand Rugby for a further two years, through until the end of 2025.  Since a memorable hat-trick...

Dan McKellar to join Leicester Tigers

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have appointed Dan McKellar to the role of Head Coach, on a long-term deal, commencing from July 1, 2023. McKellar will join Tigers from Rugby Australia where he has been the Wallabies...

Lethal Lombard Brimming With Pride

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gianni Lombard, just by being on the field, is already a winner in this season’s United Rugby Championship. The schoolboy sensation of six years ago has twice fought back from serious knee injuries...

Springboks make minor changes for Adelaide Test

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has handed Warrick Gelant a start on the right wing and recalled scrumhalf Faf de Klerk in the only two changes to his starting team for their Castle Lager Rugby Championship...