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Kobelco Steelers sign Adam Ashley-Cooper

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japanese side Kobelco Steelers have signed Australian utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper for the upcoming season.  Ashley-Cooper has signed to replace Jacque Fourie who has retired from professional...

Smith, Aplon, Cronje & Jenkins join Toyota Verblitz

4 months ago by Toyota Verblitz

Jake White's Toyota Verblitz have confirmed the signing of four South Africans.   Former Springbok & Toulon flanker will join the Japanese club along with Bulls Lock Jason Jenkins and Southern...

Leitch confirms Chiefs departure

5 months ago by Chiefs Rugby

Michael Leitch has confirmed that he will leave the Chiefs after this season with an eye towards joining Japanese side Sunwolves.   The planned move should help him and Japan build themselves up...

Monday Evening Round Up

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont's France international second rower Sébastien Vahaamahina has been ruled out for several months with a broken tibia. He has been ruled out of the June Internationals against South Africa...

Matt Giteau joins Suntory Sungoliath

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australian and Toulon playmaker Matt Giteau has confirmed that we will join Suntory Sungoliath for next season's Top League in Japan.    Giteau has been coaching Toulon's back line and has...

Thursday Afternoon Round Up

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Geoff Parling set to leave Exeter Chiefs Ex-British & Irish Lions and England lock Geoff Parling will leave Exeter Chiefs in the summer to join an unnamed Japanese club. (Full story)   Do you...

Geoff Parling set to leave Exeter Chiefs

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ex-British & Irish Lions and England lock Geoff Parling will leave Exeter Chiefs in the summer to join an unnamed Japanese club.   The 33-year-old has made 29 appearances for England and...

Wednesday Afternoon Round Up

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ayumu Goromaru set to leave Toulon Toulon's president, Mourad Boudjellal, has confirmed that Japanese international fullback Ayumu Goromaru will leave the club at the end of the season.   Boudjellal...

Stonehouse extends contract at Brave Lupus

8 months ago by Brave Lupus Rugby

Former Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has announced that he has extended his contract at Toshiba Brave Lupus by a further 2 years.   Stonehouse who joined Toshiba Brave Lupus in 2015, after a successful...

Monday Afternoon Round Up

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England Rugby squad update   The 34 players who took part in England's training camp in Portugal got together yesterday (Sunday 29 January) to prepare for England's RBS 6 Nations encounter...