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Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

3 weeks 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...

Dan Carter named Top League MVP

9 months 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: Honda Heat v Brave Lupus

11 months 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...

De Jager, Vermeulen & Nyakane return to Springboks squad, Mtawarira ruled out through injury

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A preliminary Springbok training squad 20 for the forthcoming November Test Tour to the United Kingdom and France has been announced.   Duane Vermeulen, Trevor Nyakane and Lood de Jager making a...

Top League Highlights: Red Sparks v Honda Heat

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Honda Heat claimed the win 52-31 over Red Sparks in this Japan Top League match. Honda Heat scored 4 tries with 3 conversions and 1 missed conversion in...

Top League Highlights: Honda Heat Vs Kubota Spears

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Remarkable comeback by the visitors as they seal the win at the death through Gerhard vd Heever who was impressive in open play and off the tee. Honda Heat took the lead and looked to possibly...

Top League Highlights: Yamaha Jubilo Vs Honda Heat

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jubilo comes away with a convincing win over Honda Heat in round 3. At half time there was not much to separate the sides with the home side in the lead 12-10 at the break. The home team put their...

Top League Highlights: Honda Heat Vs Canon Eagles

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another tightly contested game that ended in a draw. This was to be a tightly contested game from the begining as the Canon Eagles only went into the tunnel with a 10-7 lead. The Honda Heat were...

Top League Round One Highlights: Black Rams v Honda Heat

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

An incredibly exciting game with Black Rams coming away with a 39-34 win over newly promoted Honda Heat. Both sides played fantastic attacking rugby with 11 tries being scored on the night. Daisuke Hamano's...

Cheslin Kolbe added to Springbok squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Blitzbok and DHL Western Province outside back Cheslin Kolbe has been added to the Springbok squad for the forthcoming Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship as the only uncapped player.   The Toulouse...