Sungoliath

Naoya Okubo becomes the first Japanese head coach in Super Rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tokyo-based Super Rugby outfit the Sunwolves named former Japan international flanker Naoya Okubo as their new head coach.   Okubo represented Japan at the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups and becomes...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his 31-man Japan squad who will represent the host nation when the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month.   Michael Leitch will captain the side and...

Lucas granted early Brumbies release

2 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...

Rugby Legends in Japan "Matt Giteau" - 5 places to visit in Fukuoka

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2017, Australia rugby legend Matt Giteau joined the Suntory Sungoliath rugby team in Japan's Top League. Matt has racked up 103 caps for his national team. After a year and a half in Japan, Matt and...

Australian Conference: Player Ins and Outs?

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 edition of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend and with the first fixtures being played on Friday, we bring you a comprehensive list of transfers which have happened in the Australian conference.       The...

Top League Final Highlights: Kobe Kobelco Steelers v Suntory Sungoliath

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a game for the Kobe Kobelco Steelers against Suntory Sungoliath. The Kobe Kobelco Steelers had the lead from the beginning and made sure to dominate their opponents until the end, scoring...

Morning Round Up - News from around the globe

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ulster and Exeter earn Champions Cup wins:   Round 4 of the Champions Cup started last night with both Exeter and Ulster taking home bonus point wins. The Exeter Chiefs win throws a spanner into...

Top League Final Preview

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter’s Kobe Kobelco Steelers and Matt Giteau’s Suntory Sungoliath will face off on Saturday for the for the Japan Top League crown.         This...

Top League Highlights: Yamaha Jubilo v Shining Arcs

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

This from Amanaki Mafi, Isaac Ross and Shane Gates were not enough for Shining Arcs to claim a spot in the Top League semi finals as Yamaha Jubilo claimed 5 tries to win the match 33-21. Kyosuke...

Top League Highlights: Suntory Sungoliath Vs Kubota Spears

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallabies playmaker Matt Giteau gets Suntory over the line in this one with his handy left boot proving to be the difference between the two sides. Giteau's fellow countryman Sean McMahon crossed...