Kerevi looking forward to family reunion in Japan

Rugby Oct 20, 2019

Kerevi looking forward to family reunion in Japan

by Sean Miyaguchi

Though still feeling the pain of a quarterfinal exit from the Rugby World Cup on Saturday, Australian star Samu Kerevi said he is excited about starting the next phase of his career in Japan's Top League. Following Australia's 40-16 loss to England in Oita, the ...

Rugby Aug 30, 2019

Top League season to begin on Jan. 12

The Japan Rugby Top League's first season after Japan hosts this year's Rugby World Cup will begin on Jan. 12, the league announced Friday. All 16 teams will play each opponent once in a round-robin format with the league championship handed to the points leader ...

Wallabies trio heading to Top League

Rugby Jul 12, 2019

Wallabies trio heading to Top League

Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley said Friday he was leaving the NSW Waratahs to head overseas, reportedly joining Quade Cooper and a retiring Will Genia in accepting a lucrative Top League club contract. Foley, a 68-test veteran who is part of Australia's squad for the 2019 ...

Rugby Jul 3, 2019

JRFU asks teams to interview players following recent drug arrests

The Japan Rugby Football Union on Wednesday requested all teams in the country's Top League interview their players following the arrests last month of two Toyota Verblitz members on suspicion of possessing cocaine. At a meeting in Tokyo, the sport's governing body asked representatives from ...

Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima arrested on cocaine charge

Rugby Jun 20, 2019

Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima arrested on cocaine charge

Toyota Verblitz flyhalf Ryota Kabashima was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing cocaine, police said, and the team has pulled out of the upcoming Top League Cup as a consequence. The 28-year-old Kabashima, also an employee of Toyota Motor Corp., is suspected of violating ...