Top League to trim 2018 season ahead of World Cup

2 years ago by Japan Rugby

The Japanese Top League will adopt a shorter season next year to allow players for the national team more time to prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the Japan Rugby Football Union revealed Wednesday.    Teams...

Highlights: Kintetsu Liners vs Kubota Spears

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Spears Kubota claimed a 28-14 win over Kintetsu Liners in the Top League series. Both teams crossed for tries and conversions in the first half with Spears Kubota scoring...

WATCH: Gio Aplon's brilliant sidestepping in Japan

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

It did not take Gio Aplon long to make his mark on Verblitz's match against Spears in the Top League this weekend as the former Springboks scored his first of three tries in the 17th minute.    The...

Highlights: Kubota Spears vs Verblitz

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Verblitz edged the Spears 50-40 in a thrilling round 6 Japanese Top League encounter. Verblitz dominated much of the first half, crossing for six tries to three to take a 40-21 lead into the break. Three...

Highlights: Red Hurricanes Vs Kubota Spears

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Superb rugby game as both side went at each other hammer and nail and entertained the crowd with plenty of tries to go around. After the Spears going a try up early, a yellow card set them back and the...

Top League Round 3 Wrap Up

3 years ago by Rugby News Japan

Yamaha Jubilo head the standings after Round 3, a weekend that saw Top League rugby played for the first time at Nissan Stadium, the ground that will host the final of Rugby World Cup 2019.