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Jamie Joseph names Japan squad for England and France tests

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has announced the 40-member Squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series.     The squad left Japan on Wednesday and will face the likes of England and France...

Jamie Joseph names Japan team to face the All Blacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has announced the Brave Blossoms team to take on the All Blacks this Saturday, October 14 at Japan’s National Stadium in Tokyo.      The match will...

Ardie Savea to play in Japan after 2023 Rugby World Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Hurricanes loose forward Ardie Savea will take a six-month offshore playing break in Japan next year.     The 29-year-old will turn out for the Kobelco Kobe Steelers for the...

Laumape joins a star studded list of foreign players who have signed for Kobe Steelers

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Powerhouse centre Ngani Laumape will continue his career in Japan after signing a three-year deal with the Kobe Steelers.   The 15-test cap All Black centre left New Zealand in 2021 to join...

'I don't want to say I'm retired' - Ben Smith

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks and Highlanders outside back Ben Smith isn't retired, yet.   After 153 Highlanders appearances, 84 test caps as well as winning a Rugby World Cup and Super Rugby title, Ben...

Harlequins confirm 21/22 season leavers

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins can confirm the seven names set to leave the Club this summer   The Club would like to thank all seven players for their time in the Famous Quartered jersey as they leave the Club or...

Japanese League One 2022 Dream Team: Kruis, Kerevi and McKenzie

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights beat Suntory Sungoliath 18-12 in the inaugural final of Japan Rugby League One at Tokyo’s National Stadium on Sunday.   Sunday’s victory was Deans’...

Crunch time at Kingspan: Ulster vs Sharks

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Friday night sees a cracking encounter which holds much weight in the context in the competition as a whole as the Sharks travel to Belfast to meet Ulster in battle.    There is not much...