Waratahs capitalize on Suntory's missed opportunity

/ Jun 11, 2017

Waratahs capitalize on Suntory's missed opportunity

The speed of Cam Clark proved to be the difference Sunday as Sydney-based Super Rugby side Waratahs beat Top League champions Suntory Sungoliath 21-19 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.Though to be fair, the Waratahs wing was also helped by the laborious kicking routine ...

/ Jun 8, 2017

Toyota Verblitz acquire former Springboks Smith, Aplon

The Toyota Verblitz increased their South African presence Thursday with the signing of four new players.New head coach Jake White, who led the Springboks to victory at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, has acquired the services of Bulls lock Jason Jenkins, Southern Kings flyhalf ...

Rugby hero Goromaru returning to Yamaha

/ Jun 5, 2017

Rugby hero Goromaru returning to Yamaha

Japan’s 2015 Rugby World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru is rejoining his old side Yamaha Jubilo after a year-and-a-half playing in Australia and France, the fullback revealed Monday on his website.The 31-year-old had an option to extend his deal in Toulon by a further year ...

/ Jun 1, 2017

Sunwolves' Quirk joins Canon

The Canon Eagles have signed Sunwolves co-captain Ed Quirk for the new Top League season starting in August, the side announced Thursday.The 25-year-old Australian, who played for the Reds between 2010 and 2015, is predominantly a flanker and has a total of 54 Super ...

/ 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 at ...

/ Feb 2, 2017

Wild Knights acquire Teikyo University's Matsuda

Days after coming up short in the national championship, the Top League’s Panasonic Wild Knights bolstered their roster with the addition of Teikyo University star Rikiya Matsuda.The 22-year-old back made his debut for Japan last summer against Canada and followed that by appearing in ...

/ Jan 30, 2017

Top League overhauls format again

The Top League will undergo yet another change next season, as the Japan Rugby Football Union tries to give Super Rugby side the Sunwolves more preparation time amid concerns for the welfare of the nation’s top players.The 2017-18 season, which is set to start ...

/ Jan 15, 2017

NTT Docomo wins promotion to Top League

NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes were promoted to the Japan Rugby Top League on Sunday following a 30-14 win over Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars at Hanazono Rugby Ground.The victory sees the Top West champions clinch Top Challenge 1 and win an automatic spot in the top ...