Aaron Smith rugby player
Aaron Smith rugby player

Aaron Smith

21st Nov 1988 1.73m/83kg Scrum Half

England will attack New Zealand in search of memorable away win, says George

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England intend to play on the front foot as they go in search of their first win in New Zealand since 2003 on Saturday, says captain Jamie George. Steve Borthwick's team will face New Zealand at Forsyth...

Official Review: Japan Rugby League One 2023-24

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – And then there were four Times, dates, teams, and draw are confirmed for the semi-finals of Japan Rugby League One after the weekend’s final round of the regular season. The...

Official Preview: Japan Rugby League One Round Fourteen

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Matsuda versus Barrett II: Rikiya’s big moment It’s been quite a year for Rikiya Matsuda.A 37-cap Brave Blossom, and long-time pilot of the champion Saitama Panasonic...

Former All Blacks coach Foster makes Japan move

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will join Japan's Toyota Verblitz next season, the club said Tuesday, reuniting him with Steve Hansen and joined by Rugby League star Joseph Manu. Foster has not...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Thirteen Review

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – It’s ‘squeaky bum’ time for Kobe It’s come down to this.Win four games back-to-back or the season’s revival is going to fall short.That is the assignment...

Japan League One Review

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Dented Steelers All Black Ardie Savea’s hopes of finishing his sabbatical with a Japan Rugby League One title took a major blow after Kobelco Kobe Steelers dropped out of the...

All Black great Samuel Whitelock announces retirement from professional rugby

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samuel Whitelock has announced he will retire from all professional rugby at the end of the current club season in France where he is playing for Pau.The 35-year-old has called time on an illustrious professional...

Japan League One Round 10 Review

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Crowley off the mark as Honda fires up Mie Honda Heat has given ex-Italy coach Kieran Crowley his maiden win in Japan Rugby League One after a courageous 20-19 victory over fellow...

Japan Rugby League One: Round 10 preview

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Spears on a Knife-Edge Time is running out for Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay. While the status of their title defence is not terminal yet, the defending champions’ slide...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Eight Review

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Four Star Savea Sinks Toyota Reigning World Rugby Player of the Year Ardie Savea showed his class, scoring four tries as former Wallaby coach Dave Rennie enjoyed his finest moment...