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Toshiba Brave Lupus emerges Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Champions

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo 24 - Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights 20Sunday May 26 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo Toshiba Brave Lupus are the champions of Japan after they won an epic final of...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Semi-fianls preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights (1) v Yokohama Canon Eagles (4)Saturday May 18 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo, 2.05pm (JT) Just how long can this continue?It’s now over a decade since...

The Cross-Border Rugby Begins

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cross-Border Rugby competition between leading clubs from Japan Rugby League One and DHL Super Rugby Pacific kicks-off on Saturday when the five-time Japanese champions Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath battle...

Samoa hoping local knowledge will offer edge against Japan

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When Japan takes on Samoa in Toulouse, France, in Pool D of the Rugby World Cup on Thursday, it will be up against a team that knows more than a thing or two about Japanese rugby. Head coach Seilala Mapusua...

Elton Jantjies opens up on threats, fears, debts, family affairs

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last year was a nightmare for Elton Jantjies both on and off the field, with the 32-year-old having admitted to an affair with Springbok dietician Zeenat Simjee that has left his career and reputation...

Japan Rugby League formalizes 3 divisions for the 2023 season

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Rugby League has formalized 3 divisions for the 2023 season which will start in December 2022.     Division 1 will have 12 clubs, Division 2 with 6 clubs and Division 3 with 5 clubs.     The...

Former Wallabies star Folau injured on Test rugby return with Tonga

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having switched his international allegiance, Israel Folau's Tonga debut was a day to forget after he was forced off injured early on.   Ex-Australia back Israel Folau saw his return to Test rugby...

Japanese League One 2022 Dream Team: Kruis, Kerevi and McKenzie

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights beat Suntory Sungoliath 18-12 in the inaugural final of Japan Rugby League One at Tokyo’s National Stadium on Sunday.   Sunday’s victory was Deans’...

Israel Folau and Charles Piutau will return to test rugby in July with Tonga

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu has named his squad for the Pacific Nations Cup & World Cup Qualifier 2022 this July.   Kefu has included former Wallaby outside back Israel Folau and...