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Japan Rugby League One Wrap

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round two of the Japan Rugby League One is done and dusted with Canon Eagles and Suntory claiming big wins.   Two games were called off this weekend with Black Rams claiming a bonus-point...

Japan Rugby League One: Round 1 wrap-up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 1 of the Japanese League One kicked off this weekend and saw victory for Kubota Spears, Shining Arcs, Eagles, Sungoliath and the Black Rams.    The Kubota Spears and Green Rockets...

Watch: Israel Folau scores a match winner on his return to rugby union

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau made a try-scoring comeback to rugby union on Saturday dotting down in the 75th minute of Shining Arcs 23-24 win over Kobe Steelers.   With Kobe leading 18-17...

Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...

Japan rugby bosses focusing on being global ahead of new professional league

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan’s new-look professional rugby competition will launch next month with bold ambitions to win not only a domestic but a global audience, to attract the world’s best players and to expand...

REPORTS: Wallabies star Folau seals rugby return with two-year Japanese deal

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to reports, sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau has joined NTT Communications in the Japanese Top League, having signed a contract on Friday.       The 32-year-old will reportedly...

Top League Highlights: NTT Communications Shining Arcs Vs Canon Eagles

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Canon Eagles march into the next round of playoff matches with a comprehensive 30 point victory over the NTT Communications Shining Arcs. Canon looked to be in control of the game from the onset with...

Pau stint could do wonders for confidence driven Jantjies

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, the Lions confirmed that franchise captain and their go-to flyhalf for the past decade was off to France as a medical joker for the latter stages of the TOP14 season.   In a statement...