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Japan assistant coach Atsushi Tanabe joins Southland Stags

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japanese assistant coach Atsushi Tanabe will join the Southland Stags coaching setup for the 2017 provincial season.   Tanabe is scheduled to join the Stags later this month...

Sunwolves sign duo for Super Rugby

5 months ago by Sunwolves

The Sunwolves has confirmed the signing of Ryohei Yamanaka and Kotaro Yatabe who will join the squad ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby campaign.  Yatabe is a Japanese international lock who made his...

Weekly Round Up

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Carolan Rules out of Connacht job   Nigel Carolan has ruled himself out of the running of Connacht's head coach next season, with Pat Lam leaving the position vacant. The former Connacht...

Thursday Afternoon Round Up

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Shane Williams returns to Ospreys   Ospreys legend, Shane Williams, has linked up with the region once again, almost four years after his final appearance in the famous shirt, accepting an ambassadors...

Rebel sign Japanese winger Kentaro Kodama

6 months ago by Melbourne Rebels

The Melbourne Rebels have signed Japanese international winger Kentaro Kodama for the 2017 Super Rugby season.   Kodama will go from opponent to teammate with the 24-year-old expected to line up...

Jaque Fourie retires from professional rugby

6 months ago by South African Rugby

Former Springbok centre Jaque Fourie has opted to retire from all forms of professional rugby and will stay involved in the game as a defence coach specialist.   The 33-year-old played 72 Tests...

The 3 least penalised sides in the Top League

9 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...

Best performing teams in the Top League so far

10 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

10 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...

Monday Afternoon Round Up

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks squad for Argentina and South Africa   The All Blacks squad to tour Argentina and South Africa for the last two Tests of the Rugby Championship has been finalised.   Loose forward...