Gerhard van den Heever rugby player
Gerhard van den Heever rugby player

Gerhard van den Heever

13th Apr 1989 1.92m/102kg Fullback

Jamie Joseph names Japan squad for England and France tests

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has announced the 40-member Squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series.     The squad left Japan on Wednesday and will face the likes of England and France...

Jamie Joseph names Japan team to face the All Blacks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has announced the Brave Blossoms team to take on the All Blacks this Saturday, October 14 at Japan’s National Stadium in Tokyo.      The match will...

JAPAN v FRANCE: Preview, Stats, Facts and Lineups

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan host France in Aichi on Saturday in what is just the fourth official meeting between the two sides since 1973.   The sides have met on 10 occasions, although France did not award...

Japan Rugby League One Wrap

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round two of the Japan Rugby League One is done and dusted with Canon Eagles and Suntory claiming big wins.   Two games were called off this weekend with Black Rams claiming a bonus-point...

Michael Leitch captain as Jamie Joseph names a 36-man squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

13 uncapped players have been named by Jamie Joseph in his 36 man squad ahead of the game against the Sunwolves and the British and Irish Lions.   Craig Millar, Yukio Morikawa, Shunta Nakamura,...

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...

Former All Blacks take centre stage in round two of the Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights led the two conferences in the Top League after two rounds of action.   Sungoliath claimed a comfortable 14-31 victory over Honda in round two while...

Bernard Foley guides Kubota Spears to victory

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kubota Spears were guided to a comfortable win over Toshiba thanks to Bernard Foley, Malcolm Marx and Daisuke Inoue. The opening half was a tight affair with Micahel Leitch's sides keeping the Kubota...

The Stars From The U20s Class Of 2009

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2009, Japan hosted the u20 Junior World Championship with 43 players who were involved in that 2009 tournament returning to Japan a decade later to play in the senior men's World Cup.    We...

Three Super Rugby XVs picked with one player from each franchise since 1996

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

For the last 25 years, Super Rugby has thrilled the rugby public and entertained many rugby spectators around the world.   We pay tribute to the Southern Hemisphere's premier competition...