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Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

2 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...

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

1 month 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

6 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

6 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     The...

Australian Conference: Player Ins and Outs?

7 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

9 months 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...

Top League Wrap Up: Giteau and Carter star in quarter final wins

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Matt Giteau's boot helps Sungoliath knock Frans Ludeke's Kubota Spears out Kwagga Smith scores as Yamaha Jubilo beat Shining Arcs Dan Carter scores 28 points as Wayne Smith's Kobe Kobelco...

The World XV hang on for a win in Japan

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The World XV got their game off to a great start as Lionel Cronje was pulling the strings to take the side out to a comfortable lead at the break. Japan however, made a strong comeback and were unlucky...

Top League Highlights: Shining Arcs v Sanix Blues

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four tries for Shining Arcs as they were in control of the game for most of the proceedings. Sanix Blues mounted a small comeback late in the 2nd half but were not able to push on

Top League Highlights: Shining Arcs vs Verblitz

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Verblitz edged the Shining Arcs 38-36 in round 6 of the Japanese Top league. The Shining Arcs opened the scoring with an early penalty, but Verblitz ran in four first half tries to three to take a 26-22...