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Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

"It's something that does burn in the back of my mind" - Squire eyes All Blacks return

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having made himself unavailable to the All Blacks ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Liam Squire hasn't ruled out a return to the Black jersey.   The blindside flanker is set to make his...

Squire expected to return to Highlanders

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Highlanders and All Black loose forward Liam Squire looks set to make a comeback to Highlanders for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season.       The 29-year-old left the franchise...

Perenara confirms Japanese move

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks halfback and Hurricanes co-captain TJ Perenara has confirmed he will miss next year’s Super Rugby season and head to Japan on a short-term playing contract.      Perenara...

All Black scrumhalf TJ Perenara poised for Japan move

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Hurricanes scrumhalf TJ Perenara is on the verge of signing a deal to join a Japanese side for the 2021 Top League season as part of a lucrative rugby sabbatical.   A report...

Marais re-joins Gloucester on a short-term deal

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester have confirmed that hooker Franco Marais will remain at the club until the end of the season.   The 27-year-old hooker has previously made 35 appearances for the Cherry & Whites and...

RANKED | The Top 10 Players Heading To Japan Next Year

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The momentum of rugby's growth in Japan may have slowed since after the Rugby World Cup with Super Rugby and the Top League but when the Top League does return in January next year, it will do...

Premiership Rugby Ins and Outs

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the Premiership returns on the 14th of August, it will be 159 days after the last match was staged with Bristol Bears defeating Harlequins to mark their fifth Premiership win in a row, their...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A busy week on the player market this week saw the likes of Gloucester, Leinster and Harlequins all release squad updates while there were a number of confirmed signings across Europe.   We...

Weekly Round Up

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Goneva heads to France:     The 36-year-old Fijian has spent most of his career having joined Leicester Tigers from French club Tarbes in 2012. He spent four years...