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Some of the world’s best rugby players are now just hours away from taking the field in the inaugural season of Japan’s Rugby …

Finn Morton
07 Jan, 20:18

The rebranded Japan Rugby League One kicks off this weekend, so here's a XV of the league's top stars playing in this year's compe…

Alex McLeod
03 Jan, 23:36

The Highlanders have announced that four players from their 2021 squad have played their finals games for the team.

Tom Vinicombe
23 Jun, 1:35
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Japan loose forward Kazuki Himeno has become another fan favourite at the Highlanders.

Patrick McKendry
28 Apr, 18:25

An All Blacks star headlined an array of international recruits who played in the second round of the Top League over the weekend.

Sam Smith
01 Mar, 0:52

All Blacks star Beauden Barrett is set to finally make his long-awaited Top League debut for Suntory Sungoliath against Mitsubishi…

Sam Smith
19 Feb, 22:03

In anticipation of the Top League kicking off this weekend, here is a XV made up of the best foreign talent set to grace the Japan…

Alex McLeod
10 Jan, 21:22

The widespread change in personnel over the Super Rugby offseason has continued at the Highlanders.

Alex McLeod
12 Oct, 18:07

The Sunwolves may have played their last-ever match of Super Rugby, so we look back at the best players to have represented the co…

Alex McLeod
18 Apr, 0:38

The Top League will feature more foreign stars than ever before in 2020.

Alex McLeod
09 Jan, 23:49

Under the stewardship of Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown, the Highlanders emerged from Super Rugby cellar-dwellers to genuine title co…

Alex McLeod
13 Dec, 23:42

RugbyPass rates the Japan players after the World Cup hosts fell to a 26-3 quarter-final defeat to a powerful South Africa team in…

Alex Shaw
20 Oct, 8:36

Japan have won over the hearts and minds of the rugby world with their displays at the RWC and here are the future stars who can s…

Alex Shaw
18 Oct, 11:15

The Brave Blossoms have named a strong side for their maiden appearance in a World Cup knockout match.

Alex McLeod
18 Oct, 0:25

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named his team for the Pool A match against Ireland at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Saturday.

Online Editors
26 Sep, 2:14

The public awareness campaign has gone into overdrive at the Rugby World Cup, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe receiving th…

Online Editors
18 Sep, 20:38
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