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: Toshiba Brave Lupus Vs Suntory Sungoliath

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toshiba Brave Lupus has the victory in this game with 26 points on the score board, and Suntory Sungoliath had 19 points. They played at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground.

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...

Monday Morning Round Up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joseph drops out of All Blacks race & re-signs with Japan     The Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) has today announced that coach Jamie Joseph has signed a new deal with Japan, taking...

Samu Kerevi wants to ditch Wallabies and feature for a Pacific Island side in 2023

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies vice-captain and star centre Samu Kerevi has made the bombshell revelation that he wants to play for Fiji at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.     The Fijian-born centre was speaking...

Naoya Okubo becomes the first Japanese head coach in Super Rugby

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tokyo-based Super Rugby outfit the Sunwolves named former Japan international flanker Naoya Okubo as their new head coach.   Okubo represented Japan at the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups and becomes...

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...

Lucas granted early Brumbies release

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Brumbies have agreed to allow scrumhalf Matt Lucas to be released early from his contract to take up an offer with Japanese Top League side the Ricoh Black Rams from September.   Lucas, who...

Rugby Legends in Japan "Matt Giteau" - 5 places to visit in Fukuoka

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2017, Australia rugby legend Matt Giteau joined the Suntory Sungoliath rugby team in Japan's Top League. Matt has racked up 103 caps for his national team. After a year and a half in Japan, Matt and...

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...