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Japan continues to benefit from World Cup hype after record attendances in the Top League

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The hype from the Rugby World Cup has not died down in Japan with the Top League recording record attendances during the opening round of the competition on Sunday.   The season got off to a late...

Top League Highlights: Hino Red Dolphins Vs NTT Communications Shining Arcs

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The shining Arcs battled to come from behind to beat the Red Dolphins away from home in the first game of the Top League. They also secured a crucial bonus point to start their campaign on the perfect...

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

1 week 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...

Ben Te'o named in Sunwolves preliminary squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Ben Te’o has been included in Sunwolves' preliminary squad ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season, which is set to be their final season in the tournament.     The...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

4 months 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...

Former Munster coach the front runner for the vacant Waratahs job - reports

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Munster head coach Rob Penney is reportedly the front-runner to become the new NSW Waratahs head coach.   A report by the Daily Telegraph in Australia reported that Penney and former...

Amanaki Mafi added to Sunwolves squad

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sunwolves have announced that Japanese International looseforward Amanaki Mafi has joined the Super Rugby squad for the remainder of the season.     Mafi is still facing an assault...

Amanaki Mafi joins Japan squad ahead of World Cup

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ex-Melbourne Rebels backrower Amanaki Mafi has been called into Japan's extended Rugby World Cup training squad despite facing an assault charge from his time at the Super Rugby club, confirms rugby.com.     The...

Australian Conference: Player Ins and Outs?

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 edition of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend and with the first fixtures being played on Friday, we bring you a comprehensive list of transfers which have happened in the Australian conference.       The...

Top League Highlights: Yamaha Jubilo v Shining Arcs

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

This from Amanaki Mafi, Isaac Ross and Shane Gates were not enough for Shining Arcs to claim a spot in the Top League semi finals as Yamaha Jubilo claimed 5 tries to win the match 33-21. Kyosuke...