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The Players Who Could Benefit From The Scrapping Of Giteau Law

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Dave Rennie's selection pool is set to increase significantly later this year with Rugby Australia set to scrap the Giteau Law and allow overseas-based players to be selected.   The law...

Report: McKenzie signs deal with Japanese club

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Chiefs' playmaker Damian McKenzie will skip Super Rugby next year after signing a lucrative deal to replace Beauden Barrett at Japanese club Suntory, according to a report by the New Zealand...

Himeno returns to the starting lineup for Ireland clash

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jamie Joseph has confirmed the Brave Blossoms’ Team that will take on Ireland this Saturday, July 3 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.   The match holds huge significance for both teams, as Ireland...

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience" - Matsushima keen to make history against the Lions

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kotaro Matsushima has enjoyed a successful season in the Top 14 and he is looking forward to taking another step forward against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.   "It's a once-in-a-lifetime...

Eddie Jones defends Japan trip

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has broken his silence over the criticism aimed his way over his trip to Japan.   Jones came under fire in April for linking up with Suntory Sungoliath in Tokyo during...

Samu Kerevi makes sevens switch for Tokyo

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi is set to chase an Olympic medal in Tokyo with the Australian men’s sevens squad.   The 27-year-old left Australia to take up a deal in Japan with...

Beauden Barrett and three World Cup winning Springboks named in Top League XV of 2021

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League concluded this weekend with Panasonic Wild Knights beating Suntory Sungoliath 26-31 in the Final on Sunday.     The competition organisers have since named the...

HIGHLIGHTS: Japanese Top League Final

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Panasonic Wild Knights brought the hammer down on Suntory Sungoliath in Tokyo yesterday.   Robbie Deans charges were 31-26 ahead on the scoreboard at the final whistle. It is the club's fifth...

Panasonic stun Suntory to win the Top League

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Panasonic Wild Knights are the Top League Champions for 2021 after they beat Suntory Sungoliaths in a brilliant final.   Panasonic came into the final as underdogs but can be really proud of...