Yu Tamura rugby player
Yu Tamura rugby player

Yu Tamura

9th Jan 1989 1.81m/88kg Fly Half

Test Stars To Light Up Japan's Top League In 2020

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this weekend with a number of test stars of the past and present set to light up the competition in 2020.   With the Champions Cup returning this weekend with the...

Ultimate Rugby's World Cup Team of the Competition

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Springboks celebrate winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup, we take a look back at what was an amazing tournament in Japan and select our Team of the competition.     There were a number...

South Africa-Japan scoreline not reflective of match - Erasmus

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus felt the scoreline in South Africa's Rugby World Cup quarter-final victory over Japan was not a true reflection of how the game played out.   The Springboks progressed to a last-four...

Springboks power through Japan to book a place in the semis

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Makazole Mapimpi touched down twice as South Africa ended Japan's incredible Rugby World Cup campaign in the quarter-finals.       South Africa gained vengeance for their shock loss...

Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

Player ratings: Japan vs Scotland

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland   1. Allan Dell - 5   Made 12 tackles.   2. Fraser Brown - 6   Managed to gain a turnover for his side and make a good few tackles.   3. WP Nel - 7   15...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 38-19 Samoa

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kotaru Matsushima scored a late and potentially crucial bonus-point clinching try as Japan remained on track for a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by winning 38-19 against Samoa.     Hosts...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Samoa

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan have recalled Michael Leitch to their starting XV for Saturday's clash with Samoa, with Jamie Joseph urging the Brave Blossoms to capitalise on their stunning Rugby World Cup win over Ireland.     The...

Pool A Review After 2 Rounds

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland came into the group as heavy favourites to top the pool, and after they beat Scotland it was almost a full-blown conclusion. Then they faced Japan and got stunned 19-12 at the Shizuoka Stadium...

Winners & Losers: Japan v Russia

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a very nervy start from Japan as they managed to get over their first hurdle by beating Russia 30-10 on Friday at the Tokyo Stadium.     The Rugby World Cup hosts managed to score four...