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Wallabies scrumhalf Jake Gordon to lead the Waratahs in 2021

5 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waratahs head coach Rob Penney has today named the man set to lead a new era for the NSW Waratahs, with halfback Jake Gordon today named Captain.   Gordon takes over the armband from Wallabies flanker...

Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

White welcomes new recruit from Japan into Bulls camp

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

In an apparent “first for South African rugby”, the Bulls have secured the services of Hitoshi Ipponsugi in the position of Head of Athletic Performance.   Ipponsugi hails from Japan...

Highlanders Sign Japan's Rugby World Cup Star

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have added some Japanese grunt to their pack for the 2021 season with Brave Blossoms star Kazuki Himeno signing with the club from Toyota Verblitz.   Himeno was one of...

How the All Blacks fared in the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup was a special one as the bulk of the All Blacks squad were made available to their regional sides, an extremely rare occurrence as New Zealand's...

Springbok lock returns to the Bulls

4 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

4 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...

Kieran Read signs on to play in the Mitre 10 Cup

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union has confirmed the signing of former All Blacks captain Kieran Read for the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup season.   Read, who hails from the South Auckland region...

The Six Players Who Have Played 150 Games For The Crusaders

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black second-rower Sam Whitelock is set to become the seventh player to bring up his 150th game for the Crusaders this weekend against the Chiefs and in doing so he joins an elite club of players to...

Report: Beauden Barrett signs with Japanese Top League club

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two time World Player of the Year Beauden Beauden has reportedly signed a multi-million-pound deal to join Top League side Suntory Sungoliath according to a report by Nik Simon in the...