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Japan Rugby League One Preview

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Flight of the EagleLast season they were separated by one place, and six log points.This time, with the roles reversed, three places and nine points separate Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo and Yokohama...

Japan Rugby League One Preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Old ‘friends’ re-unite. The finalists from the last Top League and the first Japan Rugby League One will reacquaint themselves with each other as Division One resumes...

From Bank Teller to the top of the Rugby Mountain: The Origins of Bundee Aki

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Normally, you'd be hard-pressed to find similarities between a bank teller working on the other side of the world and a World Rugby Player of the Year nominee.  But Bundee Aki doesn't do normal. The...

Scott Macleod returns to Newcastle Falcons

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scott MacLeod is returning to Newcastle Falcons as line-out coach, with the former Scotland lock on board until at least the end of the season. The Hawick native spent 11 years with the Falcons, making...

The Cross-Border Rugby Begins

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cross-Border Rugby competition between leading clubs from Japan Rugby League One and DHL Super Rugby Pacific kicks-off on Saturday when the five-time Japanese champions Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath battle...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Six Preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Toyota Remembers In a last season lacking in fulfilment for Toyota Verblitz, one afternoon stands alone as its’ darkest moment.It involved Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, making...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Five Review

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Malcolm Who? The loss of serial try-scoring Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx to injury appeared fatal to the chances of Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay mounting a successful title...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Five Preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Sungoliath Aiming to Avoid Feeling Blue They did it last season to Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights.They did it again just before Christmas to Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay.Can...

A look at round four in Japans Rugby League One

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Spears Slide Continues Things aren’t getting any better for Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay. Today’s 24-20 loss to Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo has left the defending champions...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Four Official Preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One - Cross Border Build Up Continues The return of Japan Rugby League One after the New Year’s break sees the competition’s four participants in next month’s Cross-Border matches...