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Top League Round 6 Review

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 6 of the Top League provided fans with a riveting mix of bruising defensive efforts and scintillating attack. The most noteworthy individual defensive effort came from Honda Heat number 8 Paul Schoeman...

Watch: Willie Le Roux's sublime performance in the opening round of the Top League

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Cup-winning fullback Willie Le Roux starred in his return to the Top League on Sunday despite his side narrowly losing 31-29 to Yamaha Jubilo.   Le Roux enjoyed a stint with Canon Eagles before...

Japan continues to benefit from World Cup hype after record attendances in the Top League

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The hype from the Rugby World Cup has not died down in Japan with the Top League recording record attendances during the opening round of the competition on Sunday.   The season got off to a late...

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

4 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...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

9 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...

Ten years on, where are the 2009 Emerging Springboks now?

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On the 23rd of June 2009, the Emerging Springboks piled the pressure on the British and Irish Lions, after the tourist lost the opening test to the Springboks, as they picked up 13 all draw.     We...

Super Arnold puts the Wallabies coaching staff on notice

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brumbies second-rower Rory Arnold put the Wallabies coaching staff on notice with a strong performance in the win over the Sharks to book a place in the semi-final.   Rory is set to join his brother...

Australian Conference: Player Ins and Outs?

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 edition of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend and with the first fixtures being played on Friday, we bring you a comprehensive list of transfers which have happened in the Australian conference.       The...

Top League Highlights: Toyota Verblitz Vs Yamaha Jubilo

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A great come from behind win for Jubilo sees them earn 3rd spot for the season in the Top League. Verblitz seemed in control of the tight game but a converted try midway through the 2nd half and then a...

Dan Carter named Top League MVP

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter wrapped up his first season in Japan by claiming the Top League MVP award Sunday. A day after helping his team to the league title, the Kobe Kobelco Steelers playmaker was also named Top Kicker...