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Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...

Japan rugby bosses focusing on being global ahead of new professional league

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan’s new-look professional rugby competition will launch next month with bold ambitions to win not only a domestic but a global audience, to attract the world’s best players and to expand...

Quade Cooper pulls out of Wallaby touring squad

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallaby flyhalf Quade Cooper has removed himself from Australia’s upcoming tour to the UK, citing a need for bodily rest as his reason.    Cooper is due to commence pre-season training...

Will Skelton returns as Dave Rennie confirms his Autumn Nations Series Squad

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed the squad for Australia’s end of year Tour to Japan and the United Kingdom.   Fresh off the side’s second place finish in the eToro Rugby Championship,...

The Rugby Championship 2021, Round 3 Preview

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Quade Cooper looked to have played his last Wallabies game, but he starts at fly-half this weekend against world champions South Africa.   Australia are looking for a lift and have turned to Quade...

Himeno returns to the starting lineup for Ireland clash

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jamie Joseph has confirmed the Brave Blossoms’ Team that will take on Ireland this Saturday, July 3 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.   The match holds huge significance for both teams, as Ireland...

Yoshitake Mizuma named head coach of Kintetsu Liners

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kintentsu Liners have confirmed that Yoshitake Mizuma will succeed Goshi Arimizu as the club's new head coach.       The 43-year-old's CV includes a coaching role at Panasonic Wild Knights...

Rebels lock in Head Coach, GM, new recruits and more

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Headlining the appointments is the confirmation of the signing of Kevin Foote, who has today been unveiled as Head Coach of the Melbourne Rebels. An accomplished and highly respected leader within the...

Top Semi-Finals: Hooper clashes with former Wallabies, Barrett faces Marx

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The semi-finals of the Japanese Top League kick off this weekend with Toyota Verblitz taking on the Panasonic Wild Knights on Saturday and Suntory Sungoliath facing Kubota Spears on Sunday.    Director...

Top League Highlights: Kintetsu Liners Vs Panasonic Wild Knights

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full Time: Liners 7 - 54 Wild Knights. Oh my word, what a game after a half time score of 7 - 7.  Only one try for Liners by J. Nora, converted by P. Stehlin. Seven tries for Wild Knight by: J. Cornelsen...