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Official Preview: Japan Rugby League One Round Fourteen

7 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Matsuda versus Barrett II: Rikiya’s big moment It’s been quite a year for Rikiya Matsuda.A 37-cap Brave Blossom, and long-time pilot of the champion Saitama Panasonic...

Former All Blacks coach Foster makes Japan move

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will join Japan's Toyota Verblitz next season, the club said Tuesday, reuniting him with Steve Hansen and joined by Rugby League star Joseph Manu. Foster has not...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Thirteen Review

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Toshiba the brave A missed conversion in the 86th minute by flyhalf Bryn Gatland has left Kobelco Kobe Steelers’ playoffs hopes hanging by a thread, while confirming Toshiba...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Thirteen Review

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – It’s ‘squeaky bum’ time for Kobe It’s come down to this.Win four games back-to-back or the season’s revival is going to fall short.That is the assignment...

Japan League One Review

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Dented Steelers All Black Ardie Savea’s hopes of finishing his sabbatical with a Japan Rugby League One title took a major blow after Kobelco Kobe Steelers dropped out of the...

Japan Rugby League One Round 11 Review

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Brave Lupus Nearly ‘Rammed’ in a Sunday Thriller A comfortable Sunday afternoon it was not for Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, who needed a try six minutes from time by centre...

Japan Rugby League One: Round 11 preview

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

– Kansai calling for Kintetsu Fresh off their 10th loss in a row, and from a match they were expected to win against Mie Honda Heat, the last thing Hanazono Kintetsu Liners probably needed was the...