Top League Highlights: Kobelco Steelers vs Ricoh Black Rams

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a rather slow first twenty minutes in the game, the Kobe Kobelco Steelers started to take charge as they got their first try of the match. From there onwards, not only did they dominate the score...

England complete coaching team ahead of 2020 Six Nations

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men's head coach Eddie Jones has completed his coaching team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations with the appoints of Simon Amor and Matt Proudfoot as his new assistant coaches.   Proudfoot and...

Japan continues to benefit from World Cup hype after record attendances in the Top League

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The hype from the Rugby World Cup has not died down in Japan with the Top League recording record attendances during the opening round of the competition on Sunday.   The season got off to a late...

Dan Carter stars in winning return to rugby after neck surgery

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks' great Dan Carter made a winning returning to rugby in the Top League on Sunday as he scored 18 points for current Top League champions Kobelco Steelers in his first game for a year.   The...

Top League Highlights: Kobelco Steelers vs Canon Eagles

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full time Kobelco Steelers 50 - 16 Canon Eagles. Kobelco Steelers dominated this match in this 1st round of Top League 2020. Looks like they could be a team to watch out for.

Test Stars To Light Up Japan's Top League In 2020

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this weekend with a number of test stars of the past and present set to light up the competition in 2020.   With the Champions Cup returning this weekend with the...

Aaron Cruden returns to the Chiefs

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs and New Zealand Rugby Union have announced today former Chiefs co-captain and All Black Aaron Cruden has signed with the Chiefs for 2020.   30-year-old Cruden, will return home from France...

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan's players will be inspired by the memory of Seiji Hirao when they face South Africa in an eagerly awaited Rugby World Cup quarter-final at the weekend.     Former Japan captain and head...

RWC Preview: United States v Tonga

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is determined to send retiring captain Siale Piutau out a winner against the United States in a Rugby World Cup contest on Sunday that is still in the hands of the weather.   Typhoon...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 6 Preview

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mitre 10 Cup is at its halfway point with round six bringing plenty of must-win match-ups as the battle for playoff spots in both the Premiership and Championship heats up.     Waikato v Hawke’s...