Top League Highlights: Yamaha Jubilo Vs Toyota Verblitz

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full time Yamaha Jublio 31 - 29 Toyota Verblitz. A close, well played match by both teams in this opening round of Top League 2020.

Test Stars To Light Up Japan's Top League In 2020

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this weekend with a number of test stars of the past and present set to light up the competition in 2020.   With the Champions Cup returning this weekend with the...

Steve Hansen confirms Japan move

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that he has taken up a role with the Toyota Verblitz as director of rugby ahead of the next Top League season in Japan.     In...

Read needs to take a bow – Hansen hails outgoing All Blacks captain

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen lauded the leadership of Kieran Read after New Zealand sent their outgoing coach and captain on their way with a 40-17 demolition of Wales in the Rugby World Cup bronze match.     The...

All Blacks give Steve Hansen and co. a fitting farewell

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand put on a show in Steve Hansen's last game in charge, Ben Smith scoring two of their six tries in an emphatic win.     Ben Smith marked his swansong with a double as New Zealand...

Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand 40-17 Wales

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Smith marked his swansong with a double as New Zealand ended the Steve Hansen era by hammering Wales 40-17 in an entertaining Rugby World Cup third-place play-off.     The All Blacks...

South Africa Name Team for Rugby World Cup Final

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fit-again wing Cheslin Kolbe returns to the Springbok team in the only change to the match 23 for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England at Yokohama International Stadium.     He...

Springboks without star man Kolbe for semi-final clash

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Powerful winger Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting line-up for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium     Nkosi...

A look at Wales' opening game against Georgia

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alun Wyn Jones has been lauded by Wales coach Warren Gatland as he prepares to rack up a landmark appearance against Georgia.       Wales coach Warren Gatland hopes Alun Wyn Jones...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his 31-man Japan squad who will represent the host nation when the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month.   Michael Leitch will captain the side and...