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 and Lions hooker Malcolm Marx is among a full flight of South Africans whose repatriation flight from Doha was cancelled at the last minute.
Springbok centre Damian de Allende says the free time during the Covid-19 lockdown has allowed him to appreciate the team’s 2019 World Cup win.
Shining Arcs flank Willie Britz says a moderate Covid-19 lockdown in Japan has made coping with the cancellation of the Top League season easier. DYLAN JACK reports.
Former All Blacks captain Kieran Read doubts he will return to Japan this year, but will wait and see over fulfilling the final year of his contract in 2021.
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.
Springboks Malcolm Marx and Kwagga Smith both continued their excellent form in the third round of the Japanese Top League this weekend.
Springbok fullback Willie le Roux scored an intercept try and provided an assist with a cross-field kick while playing for Toyota Verblitz in the Japanese Top League.
Springbok lock RG Snyman scored a try for Honda Heat from a kick-off during their Top League loss to the Kubota Spears on Sunday.
Kwagga Smith scored a crucial second-half try to help Yamaha Jubilo get their Top League campaign off to a successful start by beating Toyota Verblitz in the first round this weekend.