Japanese Top League

2014 - 2015

Monday Morning Round Up

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ryan Crotty confirms move to Kubota Spears     Crusaders centurion and 44-Test All Black, Ryan Crotty, has announced he will leave New Zealand rugby at the end of the year, and link up with...

Saber Cats sign loose forward Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Houston SaberCats have bolstered their loose forward stocks with the addition of Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz.     A blindside flanker or No8, the 22-year-old arrives from...

Amanaki Mafi added to Sunwolves squad

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sunwolves have announced that Japanese International looseforward Amanaki Mafi has joined the Super Rugby squad for the remainder of the season.     Mafi is still facing an assault...

Amanaki Mafi joins Japan squad ahead of World Cup

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ex-Melbourne Rebels backrower Amanaki Mafi has been called into Japan's extended Rugby World Cup training squad despite facing an assault charge from his time at the Super Rugby club, confirms rugby.com.     The...

Dan Carter dominates as Steelers advance to semi-finals in Japan's Top League playoffs

9 months ago by Rugby Dump

Dan Carter put in a timeless performance over the weekend as the Kobe Kobelco Steelers dismantled the Ricoh Black Rams 63-27 to advance to the Japan Top League semi-finals.

Top League Highlights: NEC Green Rockets Vs Toyota Verblitz

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japan Top League clash between NEC Green Rockets and Toyota Verblitz ended in a victory for the away side. The away team lead the halftime score 12 - 0. They dominated their set pieces and secure a...

Top League Highlights: Suntory Sungoliath vs Yamaha Jubilo

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath claimed a 49-7 win over Yamaha Jubilo in the Japan Top League series. Suntory Sungoliath kicked 4 tries with 4 conversions in...

Lions release Kankowski to join the Red Hurricanes

2 years ago by Lions Rugby

The Golden Lions have released former Springbok No 8 Ryan Kankowski from his contract so that he can join the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan with immediate effect.   Kankowski joined the Lions...

Ayumu Goromaru set to leave Toulon

2 years ago by Toulon Rugby

Toulon's president, Mourad Boudjellal, has confirmed that Japanese international fullback Ayumu Goromaru will leave the club at the end of the season.   Boudjellal wanted to extend Goromaru's contract...

Monday Afternoon Round Up

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

England Rugby squad update   The 34 players who took part in England's training camp in Portugal got together yesterday (Sunday 29 January) to prepare for England's RBS 6 Nations encounter...