Lappies Labuschagne rugby player
Lappies Labuschagne rugby player

Lappies Labuschagne

11th Jan 1989 1.89m/105kg Openside Flanker

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

5 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...

No Springboks feature in Opta's World Cup Team of the Tournament

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were four All Blacks and as many Japan players in the Opta team of the Rugby World Cup, but no world champions.         South Africa were crowned champions of the world...

Player ratings: Japan vs Scotland

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland   1. Allan Dell - 5   Made 12 tackles.   2. Fraser Brown - 6   Managed to gain a turnover for his side and make a good few tackles.   3. WP Nel - 7   15...

Japan enter new territory as Joseph targets top spot in Pool A

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jamie Joseph praised Japan's "never-say-die attitude" after two late tries clinched a bonus-point victory over Samoa, leaving them on the brink of creating history.   The tournament hosts moved...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Samoa

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan have recalled Michael Leitch to their starting XV for Saturday's clash with Samoa, with Jamie Joseph urging the Brave Blossoms to capitalise on their stunning Rugby World Cup win over Ireland.     The...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Ireland

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jack Carty has the full backing of Joe Schmidt to impress at fly-half when Ireland face Rugby World Cup hosts Japan on Saturday.   The top-ranked nation will rest World Rugby player of the year...

Winners & Losers: Japan v Russia

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a very nervy start from Japan as they managed to get over their first hurdle by beating Russia 30-10 on Friday at the Tokyo Stadium.     The Rugby World Cup hosts managed to score four...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 30-10 Russia

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan recovered from a rough start on Friday to begin their home Rugby World Cup campaign with victory over Russia in Tokyo.       Kotaro Matsushima scored a superb hat-trick as hosts...

Watch: Lappies Labuchange robs Ostrikov and scores an OUTSTANDING solo try

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Flanker Lappies Labuschange scored an outstanding try in Japan's opening Rugby World Cup game in Toyko.     The South African-born flanker stripped the ball off Andrei Ostrikov and raced away...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ambitious Japan coach Jamie Joseph is eyeing history as the hosts prepare to kick-off the Rugby World Cup against Russia in Tokyo on Friday.     The Brave Blossoms caused an almighty...