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The Hurricanes partner with Japanese Top League side

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes are excited to announce a three-year partnership with leading Japanese club Ricoh Black Rams.   A long-time supporter and partner of the Hurricanes, Ricoh have extended that...

Springbok trio set for Japan move post World Cup - reports

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok trio Damian de Allende, Jesse Kriel and Jason Jenkins are set to sign lucrative deals to leave South Africa after the Rugby World Cup, accoring to Afrikaans newspaper the Rapport.   Second...

The reasoning behind the worst haircut in Rugby

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Waikato and New Zealand Maori forward Jacob Skeen was in the spotlight recently after he was pictured with one of the most outrageous haircuts you will see on a rugby pitch while playing in Japan...

Japanese Club Enter Race For Retallick's Signature

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After denying claims of signing a world record £1m (NZ$1.9m) deal with with the Sale Sharks, All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick is now linked with a move to Japan.     Sale Sharks coach...

Rumour Mill

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new year is here and with 2019 being a Rugby World Cup Year we can expect a number of players to leave their current club after their current club after the showpiece in Japan and seek a more...

Top League Final Highlights: Kobe Kobelco Steelers v Suntory Sungoliath

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a game for the Kobe Kobelco Steelers against Suntory Sungoliath. The Kobe Kobelco Steelers had the lead from the beginning and made sure to dominate their opponents until the end, scoring...

Top League Highlights: Yamaha Jubilo v Shining Arcs

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

This from Amanaki Mafi, Isaac Ross and Shane Gates were not enough for Shining Arcs to claim a spot in the Top League semi finals as Yamaha Jubilo claimed 5 tries to win the match 33-21. Kyosuke...

Top League Highlights: Wild Knights v Toyota Verblitz

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jake White's Toyota Verblitz claim a win over Robbie Deans' Wild Knights. White's charges were guided to the semi finals thanks to an excellent display by inside centre Clinton Swart who scored a try,...

Top League Highlights: Suntory Sungoliath Vs Kubota Spears

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallabies playmaker Matt Giteau gets Suntory over the line in this one with his handy left boot proving to be the difference between the two sides. Giteau's fellow countryman Sean McMahon crossed...

Top League Highlights: Kobe Kobelco Steelers v Ricoh Black Rams

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter stepped up to the plate for Kobe Kobelco Steelers as they head into the semi-finals after thrashing Ricoh Black Rams 63-27. The former All Black scored 28 points for his side with Fraser Anderson...