Makazole Mapimpi made his debut for the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes on Saturday, with the Springbok wing only featuring in the first half of a pre-season game against the Shimizu Blue Sharks.
Beauden Barrett will play for Japanese Top League side Suntory Sungoliath in 2021 as part of a sabbatical in his four-year contract with New Zealand Rugby.
Johan Ackermann says he still hopes to coach at an international level after leaving Gloucester for the Red Hurricanes in Japan.
Sunwolves flyhalf Garth April has extended his stay in Japan after signing a deal to join Top League side Shimizu Blue Sharks.
Former Cheetahs head coach Rory Duncan has turned down an approach from the Kings in favour of a move to Japan with the Red Hurricanes.
Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has revealed how a fortunate encounter with a good samaritan enabled him to return home after initial fears of being stranded in Japan.
The Japanese Top League has announced that all fixtures scheduled for March will be suspended after a Red Dolphins player was arrested for alleged illegal drug use.
Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx scored two tries for the Shining Arcs in the Japanese Top League this past weekend, with Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley feeling the full force of his first score.
World Cup-winning Springbok centre Damian de Allende scored his first try for the Panasonic Wild Knights in their 40-20 win over Toyota Verblitz this past weekend.
The SA Rugby magazine team rounds up what the rugby community shared on social media this past weekend.