Force re-signs All Blacks duo

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Western Force has announced former All Blacks Richard Kahui and Jeremy Thrush have signed new contracts with the club.       With a combined 29 All Blacks caps to their...

Former Japan international Hiroki Yuhara dies at 36

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hiroki Yuhara, a former member of the Japan national side and the Toshiba Brave Lupus forwards coach, died at the age of 36 on Monday, the Top League club announced.     The cause of death...

Three Enormous Frans Steyn Drop Goals

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a career enjoying its fourteenth year, Farncois Steyn has pulled on the jerseys of the Sharks, Racing Metro, Toshiba Brave Lupus, Montpellier and, of course the Springboks, with whom he hoisted the...

Liam Messam returns to New Zealand signing for Waikato

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Liam Messam's return to New Zealand rugby has been confirmed with the former Toulon flanker signing for Mitre 10 Cup side Waikato.   The former All Blacks and Waikato fan favourite returns...

Western Force add All Black Experience

6 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,...

Japan's Most Capped Player Hangs Up His Boots

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

At the age of 42, Hitoshi Ono - Japan most capped player of all time, has decided to retire after 98 appearances in a career spanning two decades.   Hitoshi was originally a baseball player, taking...

Top League Round 6 Review

11 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...

Watch: RG Snyman storming run in the Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

RG Snyman continues to terrorise Top League defences with the Springbok lock making another sprint upfield in Honda Heat's loss to Michael Leitch's Toshiba Brave Lupus on Saturday.   Leitch...

Top League Highlights: Suntory Sangoliath vs Shining Arcs

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

After what seemed to be a rather equal first half with a score of 8-7 with the hosts taking the lead as both teams went into the break, the second half proved to be a different story. Toshiba Brave Lupus...

Top League Highlights: Toshiba Brave Lupus Vs Suntory Sungoliath

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toshiba Brave Lupus has the victory in this game with 26 points on the score board, and Suntory Sungoliath had 19 points. They played at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground.