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Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

19 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and confirmed transfers of the week.       Jamie George commits long-term future to Saracens Saracens have confirmed that England and...

Weekly Round Up

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues star Sotutu ends speculation with a new deal:     Blues' star looseforward Hoskins Sotutu will remain at the Blues until at least 2022. The 21-year-old has added a further two...

Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw joins Japanese club

6 days 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...

Top League Round 6 Review

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 6 of the Top League provided fans with a riveting mix of bruising defensive efforts and scintillating attack. The most noteworthy individual defensive effort came from Honda Heat number 8 Paul Schoeman...

Top League Highlights: Shining Arcs vs Sanix Blues

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full time Shining Arcs 74 - 11. A well played game by Shining Arcs with a hat trick by Amanaki Mafi despite being sent off with a yellow card in the 7th minute. This win should push Shining Arcs a little...

Top League Highlights: Suntory Sungoliath v Shining Arcs

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

From the outlook of the first half, it was easy to see that Suntory Sungoliath had the upper hand over their opponents, NTT Communications Shining Arcs. The second half proved to be a much more even affair...

Japan continues to benefit from World Cup hype after record attendances in the Top League

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The hype from the Rugby World Cup has not died down in Japan with the Top League recording record attendances during the opening round of the competition on Sunday.   The season got off to a late...

Top League Highlights: Hino Red Dolphins Vs NTT Communications Shining Arcs

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The shining Arcs battled to come from behind to beat the Red Dolphins away from home in the first game of the Top League. They also secured a crucial bonus point to start their campaign on the perfect...

Test Stars To Light Up Japan's Top League In 2020

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this weekend with a number of test stars of the past and present set to light up the competition in 2020.   With the Champions Cup returning this weekend with the...

Ben Te'o named in Sunwolves preliminary squad

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Ben Te’o has been included in Sunwolves' preliminary squad ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season, which is set to be their final season in the tournament.     The...