Japanese Top League

120kg former Bok A lock shows superhuman speed to shame backs

120kg former Bok A lock shows superhuman speed to shame backs

No lock should ever be able to outpace a winger. Ever. That is just an unerring fact of rugby. Or at least it should be. But Kobelco Kobe Steelers lock JD Schickerling made us question everything that we thought we knew to be true about the game of rugby. The former South Africa A international […]

Ben Smith's new life as an unplayable outside centre

Ben Smith’s new life as an unplayable outside centre

Ben Smith’s rugby career could well be over with the close of the Kobelco Kobe Steelers’ season against the Shining Arcs Tokyo-Bay in Japan’s League One last week, but the former All Black showed right until the end that he is brimming with skill and class. Footage shared by Jacob McDonald of the 35-year-old’s performance […]

Springbok hero tests Israel Folau's pace to the max

Springbok hero tests Israel Folau’s pace to the max

The footpace of Israel Folau was tested to the absolute max by Springbok World Cup hero Lukhanyo Am in Japan. We must admit we didn’t realise that Lukhanyo Am was this fast. Full credit to him, because Folau has got that long speed that everyone wants but few have. The incident occurred in the NTT […]

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