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Watch: How to butcher a clear try scoring opportunity

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath winger Shogo Nakano provided a perfect example of how to butcher a clear try-scoring opportunity this weekend.   The speedster was put into space just outside the Toyota Verblitz's...

Japan Rugby League One Wrap

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round two of the Japan Rugby League One is done and dusted with Canon Eagles and Suntory claiming big wins.   Two games were called off this weekend with Black Rams claiming a bonus-point...

Damian McKenzie scores first Japan Rugby League One try

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks back Damian McKenzie scored his first try for Japanese club Suntory Sungoliath on Sunday.   Having joined the club from the Chiefs ahead of the new season, McKenzie scored 25 points on...

Pieter-Steph du Toit named in the starting XV for his Japan Rugby League One debut

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok flanker and 2019 World Rugby Player of the Year, Pieter-Steph du Toit will make his return from injury this weekend debuting for Japan Rugby League One side Toyota Verblitz.     The...

Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...

Japan rugby bosses focusing on being global ahead of new professional league

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan’s new-look professional rugby competition will launch next month with bold ambitions to win not only a domestic but a global audience, to attract the world’s best players and to expand...

Rotational changes as Springboks eye Twickenham win

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber named Handré Pollard and Cobus Reinach in a fresh halfback pairing and recalled Lood de Jager at lock in three changes to his starting team for the final Test of...

Three big Springbok milestones in Edinburgh

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Franco Mostert and Jesse Kriel will earn their 50th Test caps when the Springboks line up against Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday as Elton Jantjies and Willie le Roux return to the starting team,...

Moerat earns Springbok call-up for UK tour

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former SA Schools and Junior Springbok captain Salmaan Moerat has earned his first Springbok call-up in a squad of 32 players named by Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber on Tuesday for the Castle Lager Outgoing...