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2017 - 2018

Kwagga Smith Off to Japan

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok and Lions flanker Kwagga Smith is the latest Super Rugby to sign a deal that will see him represent a Japanese club during the Super Rugby offseason.   The 25-year-old will finish the...

Vermeulen off to Japan

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has signed a deal with Japanese Top League side the Kubota Spears ahead of the 2018-19 season.   Vermeulen’s contract with Toulon came to an end at the conclusion...

Leali'ifano signs for Japanese Top League side

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Playmaker Christian Leali'ifano will link up with former Brumbies coach Jake White at the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season after signing a deal to join Japanese Top League side Toyota Verblitz for...

McMahon to return to Australia?

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to a report by the Sunday Morning Herald in Australia Sean McMahon is keen to return to Australia ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season.   The Japanese Top League will go on hiatus...

Monday Morning Round Up

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pat Lambie out for up to 9 months Springbok and Racing 92 playmaker Pat Lambie has confirmed that he could be ruled out for up to nine months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the...

Top League Highlights: Suntory Sungoliath vs Wild Knights

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath claimed a 12-8 win over Wild Knights in the Japan Top League series Final. Suntory kicked 2 tries with 1 conversion and 1 missed conversion in...

Top League Highlights: Jubilo vs Verblitz

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Yamaha Jubilo dominated the match to win their final game of the season over Toyota Verblitz. Jubilo only trailed by three points following Male Sa'u's yellow card inside the first 5 minutes. Once they...

Top League Highlights: Red Hurricanes vs Kintetsu Liners

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Riaan Viljoen slotted a late penalty to secure Red Hurricanes victory over Liners in their final match of the season. The two sides were deadlocked 3 all at half time and Red Hurricanes started...

Top League Highlights: Red Sparks vs Sanix Blues

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munakata Sanix claimed a 32-5 win over Red Sparks in the Japan Top League series. Munakata Sanix kicked no points in the first half of the match, while Red...

Top League Highlights: Shuttles vs Spears

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An uneventful game in the opening 40 saw Kubota Spears run away with it at the end as they had a strong finish running in a number of unanswered tries