Sharks outclass lowly Sunwolves

The Sunwolves were once again reminded Saturday of the gulf that exists between Super Rugby and the Top League in a 38-17 defeat to the Sharks at Singapore National Stadium. Three tries in the last six minutes handed the South African side its first bonus-point win of the season as ...

/ May 17, 2017

All Blacks to tour Japan in November 2018

Japan will play the two-time defending Rugby World Cup champions All Blacks in a November test match next year, the two unions announced jointly on Wednesday. The announcement was made with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in attendance. English had said he is ...

/ May 16, 2017

Former Japan captain Leitch set to return

Michael Leitch is heading back to Japan after announcing Tuesday that this season will be his last Super Rugby campaign with the Chiefs. Leitch, who captained Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has been a full-time member of the Hamilton, New Zealand, franchise ...

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/ May 8, 2017

Suntory to open Top League title defense against Canon

Reigning champions Suntory Sungoliath will kick off the 2017-18 Top League season against Canon Eagles on Aug. 18, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Monday. Suntory, which won the league and cup double last season after also securing the All-Japan Championship, begins its campaign ...