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The Cross-Border Rugby Begins

2 months 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

2 months 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 Six Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Last Call (Before Cross Border) Official business might take priority when Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights and Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath step out on Saturday, but don’t be fooled.With...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Five Review

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Three Review

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Four Try Frizell Melts Steelers All Black backrower Shannon Frizell was the toast of Fuchu after scoring four tries in leading Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo to a successful Christmas...

Preview: Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Two

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two teams who suffered chastening defeats on the opening weekend meet at Mie on Saturday, with the home side hosting a Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay side coming off a 52-26 defeat by playoff rivals...