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Japanese Top League

2013 - 2014

Springbok lock returns to the Bulls

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok lock, Jason Jenkins, has returned to Loftus Versfeld on short term loan from Japanese Top League outfit, Toyota Verblitz, and will be available for the impending South African domestic competition.   The...

Marais re-joins Gloucester on a short-term deal

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester have confirmed that hooker Franco Marais will remain at the club until the end of the season.   The 27-year-old hooker has previously made 35 appearances for the Cherry & Whites and...

Western Force add All Black Experience

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Western Force has today announced the signing of 2011 World Cup-winning All Black Richard Kahui to their Super Rugby AU squad.     Kahui, who plays predominantly as an outside-centre,...

Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw joins Japanese club

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain, Greig Laidlaw has signed a deal to join Japanese Top League side NTT Shining Arcs along with Australians' Anaru Rangi and Liam Gill.   In January, it was confirmed...

One more year? Matt Giteau set to extend his career in the USA's Major League Rugby - report

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallabies flyhalf Matt Giteau looks as if he may play one more season of rugby despite saying that 2020 would be his final year as a professional.    The Sydney Morning...

Top Stories From This Week

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

George Kruis and Hadleigh Parkes head overseas with both signing for Panasonic Wild Knights in the Japanese Top League:     Japanese Top League side Panasonic Wildknights have confirmed...

Springbok lock set to leave Gloucester

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the departure of Johan Ackermann at Gloucester, the side could lose star second-rower Franco Mostert.   The Springbok World Cup winner could leave the Premiership to join Japanese Top...

Panasonic Wild Knights Confirm The Signing Of European Test Duo

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japanese Top League side Panasonic Wildknights have confirmed the signing of England lock George Kruis and Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes.   The pair will replace Sam Whitelock, a World Cup winner...

Wallabies playmaker leaves the door open for Bath switch

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Melbourne Rebels and Wallabies playmaker Matt To'omua has been linked with a return to the English Premiership according to The Rugby Paper.   To'omua spent three years at Leicester...

Ins, outs and the latest rugby rumours

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Silly season is in full blossom as the reports over player and coach movements rack up as well as the potential impacts of the coronavirus.    We wrap all of the latest player movements as...