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2015 - 2016

Force re-signs All Blacks duo

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Western Force has announced former All Blacks Richard Kahui and Jeremy Thrush have signed new contracts with the club.       With a combined 29 All Blacks caps to their...

Wales could face a severely understrength French side

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and France are set to face off in less than two weeks in what has been dubbed as a warm up test match ahead of the resumption of the Six Nations and the Autumn Nations Cup.   However,...

All Black scrumhalf TJ Perenara poised for Japan move

6 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...

Former All Black lock Isaac Ross joins Tasman

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks lock Isaac Ross has been brought into the Tasman Mako rugby squad for the remainder of their Mitre 10 Cup campaign.     Having been with Japanese side NTT Communications...

Experience v Youth: Dave Rennie's Wallaby selection headaches

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia and New Zealand kick-off new eras on Sunday with Ian Foster and Dave Rennie opening their accounts as test head coaches.    The first Bledisloe Cup test of the year will be the start...

Joe Tomane's new club confirmed after Leinster exit

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallaby and Leinster back, Joe Tomane is heading to Japan having signed with Top League club Ricoh Black Rams.   Having joined Leinster Rugby in the summer of 2018 from Montpellier, the...

Former Japan international Hiroki Yuhara dies at 36

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hiroki Yuhara, a former member of the Japan national side and the Toshiba Brave Lupus forwards coach, died at the age of 36 on Monday, the Top League club announced.     The cause of death...

Brave Blossoms cancel all activities for 2020

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japan Rugby Football Union confirmed Monday that the Brave Blossoms will not be in action in 2020, citing a lack of preparation needed to take on Tier 1 nations and continued uncertainty regarding...

Springbok lock returns to the Bulls

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok lock, Jason Jenkins, has returned to Loftus Versfeld on short term loan from Japanese Top League outfit, Toyota Verblitz, and will be available for the impending South African domestic competition.   The...

Michael Hooper set for Japan in 2021

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has accepted a sabbatical deal to join Japanese team Toyota Verblitz next year on a six-month deal.     The 28-year-old, who will link up with former Waratahs...