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One may assume the best fixtures will be New Zealand vs England; Wales vs Australia; even Canada vs France. But once you stop and …

Will Owen
15 Aug 2023, 7:54

Premiership winner Freddie Burns could push the Highlanders to greater heights.

Tom Vinicombe
23 Jan 2023, 11:56

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 2022, 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 2022, 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 2021, 1:35

Japan loose forward Kazuki Himeno has become another fan favourite at the Highlanders.

Patrick McKendry
28 Apr 2021, 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 2021, 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 2021, 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 2021, 21:22

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

Alex McLeod
12 Oct 2020, 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 2020, 0:38

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

Alex McLeod
09 Jan 2020, 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 2019, 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 2019, 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 2019, 11:15

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

Alex McLeod
18 Oct 2019, 0:25