Top League Highlights: Suntory Sungoliath Vs Kobe Kobelco Steelers

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kobe Steelers overcame Suntory 20-36 in our round 3 match. The visitors came out firing with a 23-8 half time score. An early try in the 2nd half by Kodama and 4 converted penalty kicks from Carter took...

Carter's first Top League try

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter made his Japanese Top League debut on Friday night against Suntory Sungoliath and kicked four penalties, two conversions and made a try as the Steelers recorded a 20-36 victory.   “It...

Top League Round One Highlights: Kobe Kobelco Steelers v Shining Arcs

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Steelers held on for a 34-27 home win over the Shining Arcs in round 1 of the Japanese Top League. Both sides crossed for a single first half try and slotted two penalties as they headed...

Top Performers - Counties v Bay of Plenty

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty claimed their second Premiership scalp in as many weeks after they followed up their 30-10 win over Taranaki with nail-biting 17-22 win over Counties.   Here our Top Performers...

Wallaby legend eyeing return to Australia ahead of Rugby World Cup

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reports from Australia suggest that the wheels are in motion for Wallabies great Adam Ashley-Cooper to return to Australia and have a crack at playing in his fourth Rugby World Cup next year.

Springbok Legend Calls Time On Illustrious Career

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok centre Jaque Fourie won’t be making a rugby comeback with the Western Force, officially calling time on a glittering career.   Fourie has been running the side’s defence...

Chiefs duo re-sign

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have announced the retention of front rowers Aidan Ross and Angus Ta’avao who have both re-signed.   The pair has received a long-term boost with Ross and Ta’avao...

Thursday Evening round Up

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

David Lemi to leave Bristol at the end of the season David Lemi will depart Bristol Rugby at the end of the season, having made 139 appearances.   The 36 year-old has played a key supporting...

Buckman and Franklin sign in Japan

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders’ midfielder Richard Buckman and lock Tom Franklin have both signed a two year deal with Japanese club the Kobe Steelers.  Kobe Steel’s new General Manager is Wayne Smith and...