Lions utility forward Ruan Vermaak has signed a deal to join Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.
Lock Reniel Hugo is poised to return to the Cheetahs following a two-year stint at Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.
Springbok wing Makazole Mapimpi has expressed his gratitude towards the Sharks for allowing him to take up a stint in Japan from September 2020 until April 2021.
The Kobe Kobelco Steelers have confirmed the departure of All Blacks great Dan Carter after his two-year stint at the club.
The Canon Eagles have confirmed the departure of Allister Coetzee after his two-year stint as head coach.
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 Japan Rugby Football Union has confirmed its decision to cancel the remainder of the Top League season in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Malcolm Marx, Kwagga Smith and Lionel Cronje starred for their respective teams in round six of the Japanese Top League this past weekend.
Three World Cup-winning Springboks scored and several others also starred in round five of the Japanese Top League this past weekend.
Duane Vermeulen and Lappies Labuschagne played starring roles in the Kobuta Spears’ win over Sanix Blues, while other Saffas made telling contributions across round four of the Japanese Top League.