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Japanese Top League cancels first 4 rounds

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League has decided to call off the first four rounds of this season’s tournament due to player welfare concerns and the fight against Coronavirus.   The first round was scheduled...

Wallabies scrumhalf Jake Gordon to lead the Waratahs in 2021

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waratahs head coach Rob Penney has today named the man set to lead a new era for the NSW Waratahs, with halfback Jake Gordon today named Captain.   Gordon takes over the armband from Wallabies flanker...

Scotland centre Sam Johnson agrees new deal with Glasgow Warriors

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland centre Sam Johnson has become the latest player to commit to Glasgow Warriors ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, having agreed to a new contract extension with Danny Wilson’s side.       The...

JRFU eager to revamp rugby union with new domestic competition

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby in Japan is set to receive a positive shake-up after the announcement of its plans for new domestic competition to commence in January 2022.   It was the national team’s success in the...

Chris Ashton on the move again?

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England winger Chris Ashton looks set to leave Harlequins at the end of the season with the 33-year-old attracting the interest of suitors locally and abroad.    According to The Rugby...

Former All Black Tamati Ellison joins Crusaders coaching group

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have confirmed the appointment of a fifth coach for the 2021 Sky Super Rugby season, with former All Black and Hurricanes utility, Tamati Ellison, joining the squad today. Ellison will fill...

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...

Ellis Jenkins the on brink of long-awaited return

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Blues and Wales flanker Ellis Jenkins is closing in on his long-awaited return from injury after resuming training with Cardiff Blues.   The 27-year-old last took the field in 2018 when...

White welcomes new recruit from Japan into Bulls camp

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

In an apparent “first for South African rugby”, the Bulls have secured the services of Hitoshi Ipponsugi in the position of Head of Athletic Performance.   Ipponsugi hails from Japan...

The INCREDIBLE World XV side that faced the All Blacks in the 90s

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Back in 1992, New Zealand celebrated a Centenary year of New Zealand Rugby in doing so they hosted a World XV for a three-test series.   The three tests were hosted at Lancaster Park...