Giteau to leave Toulon for Japan

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Matt Giteau announced on Instagram today that he will be leaving French club Toulon at the end of the season to play in Japan.    “I want to announce that at the end of this season I...

Inside Japanese Rugby

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

@Waterboyrugby takes a look into Japanese Rugby as Toyota Industries Shuttles perform a series of intense training sessions.

The 3 least penalised sides in the Top League

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the top 3 least penalised and least carded sides of the Japanese Top League:   3. Red Sparks   After playing 8 games and losing 7 of them, the Red Sparks have have...

Top 5 point scorers in the Top League

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Top League season fiercely underway, we take a moment and acknowledge the leading men across the 16 teams.   Here are the 5 top point scorers of the season so far:   5. JC Roos (59...

Best performing teams in the Top League so far

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

1. Yamaha Jubilo    Impressively, Jubilo are yet to lose a match this season with 5 straight wins since kicking off with a win against Panasonic Wild Knights in August.   With 24 points,...

The three most successful Japanese Top League sides

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Being the highest level of rugby competition in Japan, the Top League title has been claimed by 4 different teams since it kicked off in 2003, with one team winning it 5 times.   We look at the...

Top League Highlights: Toshiba Brave Lupus vs NEC Green Rockets

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Toshiba Brave Lupus emerged victorious over the NEC GReen Rockets with a 25-8. Scrumhalf Takahiri Ogawa played a vital part for Toshiba as he scored a try and added some points with the boot....

Top League Highlights: Munakata Sanix Blues vs Toyota Industries Shuttles

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a rollercoaster of a match between Fukuoka Sanix Blues and Toyota Industries Shuttles. Every time the Shuttles took the lead, the Blues were right back at them with an answer. The Blues took the lead...

Top League Highlights: Suntory Sungoliath vs Honda Heat

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Suntory Sungoliath ran riot against a hapless Honda Heat as they scored 7 tries en route to a 50-0 victory. The Heat will be bitterly disappointed with their own performance while Suntory will...