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Top Performers: Chiefs vs Crusaders

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season kicked off in style as the Chiefs earned a late victory over the defending champion Crusaders at Waikato Stadium. Leading 27-10 at halftime, the...

Super Rugby Pacific 2024 Round One Teams

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby Pacific is set to get underway this weekend as the 12 teams battle for the title. The defending champions Crusaders will kick off the action against the Chiefs on Friday February 23, followed...

Ah Kuoi to celebrate 50th Gallagher Chiefs match

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gallagher Chiefs forward Naitoa Ah Kuoi will start his 2024 DHL Super Rugby Pacific at home with a 50th milestone celebration.The Bay of Plenty lock and loose forward debuted for the Gallagher Chiefs in...

Crusaders Team Naming: Aumua, Reihana Set to Debut in First Round v Chiefs

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have named their squad to take on the Chiefs on Friday 23 February in Round 1 of Super Rugby Pacific 2024. Kick off 7.05pm at Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato. It’s the season...

Japan Rugby League One Preview

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Old ‘friends’ re-unite. The finalists from the last Top League and the first Japan Rugby League One will reacquaint themselves with each other as Division One resumes...

Top referees selected in new-look development programme

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new-look development referee programme has been introduced in 2024 and features more than 70 of the country's leading referees.The programme sees the traditional High Performance squad disbanded in favour...

Bright Future for The Cross Border Rugby

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Rugby League One chairman Genichi Tamatsuka believes the future of the recently completed The Cross-Border Rugby between local clubs and their New Zealand counterparts from DHL Super Rugby is bright.“It...

The Cross-Border Rugby Begins

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cross-Border Rugby competition between leading clubs from Japan Rugby League One and DHL Super Rugby Pacific kicks-off on Saturday when the five-time Japanese champions Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath battle...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Six Preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Toyota Remembers In a last season lacking in fulfilment for Toyota Verblitz, one afternoon stands alone as its’ darkest moment.It involved Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, making...

The Cross-Border Rugby Kicks Off a New Era for Japan and New Zealand

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Rugby League One chairman Genichi Tamatsuka has hailed next week’s kick-off in The Cross-Border rugby competition between Japan and New Zealand as a new era for relations between the countries...