Japanese Top League

2013 - 2014

Ben Te'o named in Sunwolves preliminary squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Ben Te’o has been included in Sunwolves' preliminary squad ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season, which is set to be their final season in the tournament.     The...

Melbourne Rebels announce partnership with Japanese giant

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Melbourne Rebels have today announced an unique partnership with Japanese giant Kintetsu.   The new alliance represents the most significant partnership ever established between an Australian...

Weekend Round Up

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sekope Kepu to retire from International Rugby at the end of 2019     Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu has today announced he will retire from international rugby at the end of 2019 following...

Naoya Okubo becomes the first Japanese head coach in Super Rugby

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tokyo-based Super Rugby outfit the Sunwolves named former Japan international flanker Naoya Okubo as their new head coach.   Okubo represented Japan at the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups and becomes...

Lucas granted early Brumbies release

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Brumbies have agreed to allow scrumhalf Matt Lucas to be released early from his contract to take up an offer with Japanese Top League side the Ricoh Black Rams from September.   Lucas, who...

Retallick re-signs with NZRU

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brodie Retallick is the latest All Black to re-sign keeping him until 2023.    The Chiefs powerhouse is another player that has signed a contract allowing him to play outside New Zealand which...

Canterbury head coach set to make Japanese switch

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup Head Coach Joe Maddock has announced the 2019 season will be his last in charge of the provincial side, having been appointed as an assistant coach at the Toshiba club in Japan.   Maddock...

Pocock to call time on Super Rugby at the end of 2019 season

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brumbies flanker David Pocock has confirmed he will not be seeking a further contract with the club at the end of the 2019 season.     After his commitments with Australian Rugby conclude...

David Pocock expected to confirm Super Rugby future on Tuesday

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brumbies and Wallabies flanker David Pocock is expected to announce on Tuesday afternoon that 2019 will be his last in Australian rugby, reports rugby.com.au.     Pocock will speak at...

Friday Morning Round Up

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Eleven Clubs Represented In The PRO14 Dream Team   The PRO14 Dream Team for the 2018/19 season was revealed on Thursday evening after a media vote determined the best performing players...