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Former All Black Tamati Ellison joins Crusaders coaching group

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have confirmed the appointment of a fifth coach for the 2021 Sky Super Rugby season, with former All Black and Hurricanes utility, Tamati Ellison, joining the squad today. Ellison will fill...

Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

The Brumbies Confirm Departures

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Brumbies are set to say farewell to a number of the 2020 squad and two coaches after winning the 2020 Super Rugby AU title.   After a successful second stint in the capital, Brumby #161 Lachlan...

Joe Tomane's new club confirmed after Leinster exit

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallaby and Leinster back, Joe Tomane is heading to Japan having signed with Top League club Ricoh Black Rams.   Having joined Leinster Rugby in the summer of 2018 from Montpellier, the...

Springbok lock set to leave Gloucester

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the departure of Johan Ackermann at Gloucester, the side could lose star second-rower Franco Mostert.   The Springbok World Cup winner could leave the Premiership to join Japanese Top...

Top League Round 6 Review

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 6 of the Top League provided fans with a riveting mix of bruising defensive efforts and scintillating attack. The most noteworthy individual defensive effort came from Honda Heat number 8 Paul Schoeman...

Top League Highlights: Kobelco Steelers vs Ricoh Black Rams

11 months 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...

Watch: RG Snyman scores a brilliant solo try in the Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

RG Snyman has been a hit in Japan for Honda Heat!   He set up a try last week against the Black Rams before scoring this try straight off a kick-off against Kubota Spears.   Incredible...

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

1 year 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...

Top League Highlights: Ricoh Black Rams Vs Honda Heat

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Honda Heat proved too strong for the home side, Ricoh Black Rams. Heat were three converted tries up by halftime, and even though they let their foot off the gas in the 2nd half, they still managed the...