Shane Gates rugby player
Shane Gates rugby player

Shane Gates

27th Sep 1992 1.83m/95kg Fly Half

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...

Parker guides Sunwolves to first away win

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sunwolves victory over the Chiefs in the weekend was the team's first away win in over three years in Super Rugby.   Hayden Parker was faultless off the tee as the team capitalised their opportunities...

Crusaders begin with a win, Hurricanes leave it late

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Conference giants the Crusaders and the Hurricanes each came through testing openers in Super Rugby on Saturday.     Super Rugby champions the Crusaders kicked off their 2019...

Australian Conference: Player Ins and Outs?

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 edition of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend and with the first fixtures being played on Friday, we bring you a comprehensive list of transfers which have happened in the Australian conference.       The...

Top League Highlights: Yamaha Jubilo v Shining Arcs

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

This from Amanaki Mafi, Isaac Ross and Shane Gates were not enough for Shining Arcs to claim a spot in the Top League semi finals as Yamaha Jubilo claimed 5 tries to win the match 33-21. Kyosuke...

Top League Round 2: Round Up

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 2 of the Japanese Top League saw all the victorious sides claim comfortable victories over their opponents with the closest match being an 11-point victory for Shining Arcs against Sanix Blues.   Shining...

Highlights: Shining Arcs vs Brave Lupus

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Shining Arcs got their first win of the season with an 11 point victory of Brave Lupus. It was Brave Lupus who got the board first through Takahiro Ogawa who scored after 22 minutes of play, but the home...

Mass Exodus of SA Rugby Players

4 years ago by Brenden Nel

According Brendan Nel writing for, at least 45 South African players have been confirmed to be moving overseas.   As the South African Rand weakens, international offers have become...

SA Conference Super Rugby Round 12 Preview

4 years ago by SARU

All six South African Super Rugby teams will be in action on Saturday, with three of them playing overseas and only one fixture featuring two local teams against each other. The Bulls kick off the...