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Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

Julian Savea returns as the Hurricanes confirm 2021 squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hawke’s Bay’s Lolagi Visinia and Wellington’s Pepesana Patafilo will take up the final two spots in next year’s Hurricanes roster.    The 2021 squad will officially...

Goode off to Japan on loan

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alex Goode and Saracens have agreed a contract extension keeping the long serving back at the club until 2023. Goode joined the Saracens Academy 14 years ago and is set to be one of a few that will reach...

RANKED | The Top 10 Players Heading To Japan Next Year

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The momentum of rugby's growth in Japan may have slowed since after the Rugby World Cup with Super Rugby and the Top League but when the Top League does return in January next year, it will do...

Nemani Nadolo arrives at Leicester Tigers

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo has officially moved to Leicester Tigers ahead of next season.     Welcome to Leicester Tigers, @Nemani_Nadolo. pic.twitter.com/LyTxdxzEHF — Leicester...

Beauden Barrett joins an illustrious group of players to join Suntory Sungoliath

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beauden Barrett's move to Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath sees the All Black playmaker join an illustrious group of former test stars who have pulled on the yellow and black jersey.   The...

Alex Goode set to depart Saracens on loan - report

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens fullback and the current European player of the Year, Alex Goode looks set to depart Saracens on loan according to reports in England.   It was suggested by Mail Online last week that Goode...

Leicester Tigers confirm the signing of giant Fijian winger

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers will welcome Nemani Nadolo to the club ahead of the 2020/21 season. The outside-back, who is a proven try-scorer and accomplished goal-kicker, has registered 222 points in 29 Test...

Top League Round 6 Review

10 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: Sagamihara Dynaboars vs NEC Green Rockets

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With a very even first half resulting in 14 points a piece going into the halftime break, it was Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Sagamihara DynaBoars who took the slight upper hand in the second half as they...