Jackson Hemopo rugby player
Jackson Hemopo rugby player

Jackson Hemopo

14th Nov 1993 1.95m/112kg No 4 Lock

Japan Rugby League One Round 11 Review

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Brave Lupus Nearly ‘Rammed’ in a Sunday Thriller A comfortable Sunday afternoon it was not for Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, who needed a try six minutes from time by centre...

Japan Rugby League One Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Flight of the EagleLast season they were separated by one place, and six log points.This time, with the roles reversed, three places and nine points separate Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo and Yokohama...

So Close for Sagamihara

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There might only have been two matches in the first weekend of a two-part Round Six in Japan Rugby League One, but that didn’t stop Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath and Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars producing...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Three Review

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Four Try Frizell Melts Steelers All Black backrower Shannon Frizell was the toast of Fuchu after scoring four tries in leading Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo to a successful Christmas...

Japan League One | Dream Team

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japan League One kicks off this weekend and there has not been a lack of big names signed to play. With all the stars and World Cup winners represented we put together our Dream Team   1 Keita...

Pari Pari Parkinson extends contract with Highlanders

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders’ giant second-row Pari Pari Parkinson has committed his services to the franchise for another year.   To date, Parkinson has notched up 16 Highlanders caps since joining their...

Stars of the Japanese Top League

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

RANKED | The Top 10 Players Heading To Japan Next Year

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The momentum of rugby's growth in Japan may have slowed since after the Rugby World Cup with Super Rugby and the Top League but when the Top League does return in January next year, it will do...

Next In Line? The Race For The All Black Second Row

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster begins his tenure as the new All Blacks' head coach with just 28% of the players in New Zealand saying that the long-term All Blacks assistant coach had been the right choice to replace...

How Nehe Milner-Skudder could change the Highlanders backline

4 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

News broke on Tuesday that the Highlanders had made a swift and brilliant move to sign Nehe Milner-Skudder for Super Rugby Aotearoa.   Although the Highlanders are yet to confirm the transfer, respected...