Japan's Most Capped Player Hangs Up His Boots

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

At the age of 42, Hitoshi Ono - Japan most capped player of all time, has decided to retire after 98 appearances in a career spanning two decades.   Hitoshi was originally a baseball player, taking...

Top League Round 6 Review

4 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...

Watch: RG Snyman storming run in the Top League

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

RG Snyman continues to terrorise Top League defences with the Springbok lock making another sprint upfield in Honda Heat's loss to Michael Leitch's Toshiba Brave Lupus on Saturday.   Leitch...

Top League Highlights: Suntory Sangoliath vs Shining Arcs

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After what seemed to be a rather equal first half with a score of 8-7 with the hosts taking the lead as both teams went into the break, the second half proved to be a different story. Toshiba Brave Lupus...

Top League Highlights: Toshiba Brave Lupus Vs Suntory Sungoliath

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toshiba Brave Lupus has the victory in this game with 26 points on the score board, and Suntory Sungoliath had 19 points. They played at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground.

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his 31-man Japan squad who will represent the host nation when the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month.   Michael Leitch will captain the side and...

New Zealand Conference: 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 continue our series by bringing you a comprehensive list of transfers which have happened...

Dan Carter named Top League MVP

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter wrapped up his first season in Japan by claiming the Top League MVP award Sunday. A day after helping his team to the league title, the Kobe Kobelco Steelers playmaker was also named Top Kicker...

Top League Highlights: Brave Lupus v Kubota Spears

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A long and hard game seeing Coca-Cola Red Sparks scoring 2 tries while Spears Kubota scored 8, taking a bonus point. The final score after almost 90 minutes of play was 12-50.

Top League Highlights: Honda Heat v Brave Lupus

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thrilling game between these two sides as 11 tries were scored on the day. Aidan Toua, Chris Kuridrani and David Milo all scored for the home side as they ran away with the game and secured...