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Kensuke Hatakeyama, Japan’s Most-Capped Front Rower, Joins Free Jacks in Major League Rugby

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Free Jacks Press Release… BOSTON, MA – The Free Jacks have added further international experience to the playing roster after signing Japanese international tighthead prop and most-capped frontrow forward, Kensuke Hatakeyama, from Japanese Top League club Suntory Sungoliath for the 2020 and 2021 seasons in Major League Rugby. “I am grateful and honored to join […]

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George Smith, Tony Brown, Steffon Armitage, Sale Sold, June Internationals and More

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NEW YORK, NY – The week started out slowly but by the end, this week was one of the biggest Rugby News and Transactions weeks ever.  By biggest, we don’t mean quantity, we mean confirmations and announcements so astonishing they stop you in your tracks. After that build-up and with the June internationals kicking off this […]

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George Smith, Earle, EETS, USA Rugby and World Rugby News

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NEW YORK, NY – It was another weekend of great rugby. Our coverage this week begins with the top three European leagues. Then we have another wide open round of Super Rugby action to go over, along with an important Tier 2 match. Before we get to that though we have to cover all of […]

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Stars Back To Work In Japan: Clever, Fourie, Holani, Ives, Smith, du Preez, Rossouw

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Zilia Zara-Papp is from Hungary but lives in Tokyo and covers rugby. She’s our rugby spy! TOKYO, JAPAN – Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground was back to business after a month-long postponement of the season due to the Rugby World Cup. Japan’s 9th Top League season kicked-off in Tokyo; Shizuoka and Osaka on Saturday with […]

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