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Dave Dillon, formerly the head coach of the Japanese company team the Kobelco Steelers, will join Clarke Dermody’s coaching team…

Online Editors
24 Aug, 7:19

With four days until the inaugural edition of Super Rugby Pacific kicks-off, here's a possible Highlanders side that could open th…

Alex McLeod
14 Feb, 2:19

They may be about to suit up for the Crusaders against their former side, but Waisake Naholo and Freedom Vahaakolo could still yet…

Alex McLeod
03 Feb, 22:11

A pair of former All Blacks and Wallabies playmakers are set to square off in a star-studded round three clash in Japan Rugby Leag…

Alex McLeod
20 Jan, 18:42

Former Wallabies star Israel Folau has been named to start his second Japan Rugby League One match after impressing in his competi…

Alex McLeod
13 Jan, 21:40

Israel Folau has made a successful return to rugby union, scoring two tries in the Shining Arcs Tokyo-Bay Urayasu’s 24-23 win ov…

Finn Morton
08 Jan, 0:39

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

With just two years left on his contract, Aaron Smith's playing days with the Highlanders are numbered, but that hasn't stopped hi…

Alex McLeod
10 Jun, 23:43

Highlanders head coach Tony Brown has praised his loose forwards, playmakers, a young midfielder and a veteran lock for their stan…

Alex McLeod
17 Apr, 1:39

Former Blues and Highlanders wing Tevita Li has his eyes set on playing at a World Cup for his adopted nation.

Alex McLeod
18 Feb, 23:34

Former All Blacks star Ben Smith and Wallabies captain Michael Hooper will make their long-awaited Top League debuts for their res…

Sam Smith
18 Feb, 18:12

Andy Ellis called time on his New Zealand career over half a decade ago, but the former Crusaders and Canterbury halfback is still…

Tom Vinicombe
13 Jan, 22:44

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

Reigning Top League champions Kobelco Steelers have added a pair of All Blacks veterans to their already impressive ranks ahead of…

Online Editors
31 Jul, 1:47

Exclusive: Rumours have been cropping up that the NZ-only edition of Super Rugby could welcome back some of the country’s former…

Tom Vinicombe
11 May, 20:47

Round 6 of the Top League saw some big results, notably in Kobe where Kobelco Steelers produced a sensational 57-0 win against Tos…

Oliver Trenchard
Oliver Trenchard
25 Feb, 16:40