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Top League to trim 2018 season ahead of World Cup

9 months ago by Japan Rugby

The Japanese Top League will adopt a shorter season next year to allow players for the national team more time to prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the Japan Rugby Football Union revealed Wednesday.    Teams...

WATCH: Gio Aplon's brilliant sidestepping in Japan

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It did not take Gio Aplon long to make his mark on Verblitz's match against Spears in the Top League this weekend as the former Springboks scored his first of three tries in the 17th minute.    The...

Highlights: Kubota Spears vs Verblitz

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Verblitz edged the Spears 50-40 in a thrilling round 6 Japanese Top League encounter. Verblitz dominated much of the first half, crossing for six tries to three to take a 40-21 lead into the break. Three...