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Springbok lock set to leave Gloucester

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the departure of Johan Ackermann at Gloucester, the side could lose star second-rower Franco Mostert.   The Springbok World Cup winner could leave the Premiership to join Japanese Top...

Top League Round 6 Review

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 6 of the Top League provided fans with a riveting mix of bruising defensive efforts and scintillating attack. The most noteworthy individual defensive effort came from Honda Heat number 8 Paul Schoeman...

Top League Highlights: Kobelco Steelers vs Ricoh Black Rams

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a rather slow first twenty minutes in the game, the Kobe Kobelco Steelers started to take charge as they got their first try of the match. From there onwards, not only did they dominate the score...

Watch: RG Snyman scores a brilliant solo try in the Top League

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

RG Snyman has been a hit in Japan for Honda Heat!   He set up a try last week against the Black Rams before scoring this try straight off a kick-off against Kubota Spears.   Incredible...

Japan continues to benefit from World Cup hype after record attendances in the Top League

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The hype from the Rugby World Cup has not died down in Japan with the Top League recording record attendances during the opening round of the competition on Sunday.   The season got off to a late...

Top League Highlights: Ricoh Black Rams Vs Honda Heat

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Honda Heat proved too strong for the home side, Ricoh Black Rams. Heat were three converted tries up by halftime, and even though they let their foot off the gas in the 2nd half, they still managed the...

Test Stars To Light Up Japan's Top League In 2020

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this weekend with a number of test stars of the past and present set to light up the competition in 2020.   With the Champions Cup returning this weekend with the...

Queensland Reds confirm 2020 squad

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) has today confirmed the St.George Queensland Reds playing squad for the 2020 Super Rugby season. In total, 31 players of the current 34-man squad have been retained...

Former Munster coach the front runner for the vacant Waratahs job - reports

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Munster head coach Rob Penney is reportedly the front-runner to become the new NSW Waratahs head coach.   A report by the Daily Telegraph in Australia reported that Penney and former...

Lucas granted early Brumbies release

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Brumbies have agreed to allow scrumhalf Matt Lucas to be released early from his contract to take up an offer with Japanese Top League side the Ricoh Black Rams from September.   Lucas, who...