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Sunwolves lose big against Stormers in South Africa

Apr 9, 2016

Sunwolves lose big against Stormers in South Africa

The Sunwolves suffered the worst defeat of their first Super Rugby campaign on Friday night, as the Stormers ran in seven tries in a 46-19 win at Newlands. Once again, the Sunwolves showed glimpses of what they can do when they are able to ...

Apr 7, 2016

Sunwolves ring changes for Stormers clash

Sunwolves coach Mark Hammett has made wholesale changes to his side for Friday night’s Super Rugby clash with the Stormers at Newlands. Coming off the back of yet another narrow loss, the Sunwolves run-on XV shows seven changes and two positional switches to the ...

Apr 5, 2016

Pocock receives three-week suspension over neck grab

Australia loose-forward David Pocock has been suspended for three weeks after pleading guilty to a charge of playing an opponent without the ball in the ACT Brumbies’ 48-23 Super Rugby loss to the Waikato Chiefs on Saturday. Pocock grasped the neck of Chiefs No. ...

Sunwolves fall short in loss to Kings

Apr 3, 2016

Sunwolves fall short in loss to Kings

The Sunwolves again put themselves in a position to take their first Super Rugby win Saturday, only to suffer an all too familiar fall at the final hurdle as they went down 33-28 to the Southern Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. A try ...

Sunwolves shed underdog tag for Kings clash

Apr 1, 2016

Sunwolves shed underdog tag for Kings clash

The Sunwolves head into Round 6 of this year’s Super Rugby competition in the unfamiliar position of not being everyone’s underdog. Mark Hammett’s men take on the Southern Kings at Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and head into the game two points clear ...

Mar 31, 2016

Pisi leaves Suntory for opportunity with Bristol Rugby

Tusi Pisi parted ways with Suntory Sungoliath after seven years on Thursday and joined Bristol Rugby in England on a two-year deal. The move, which will see him play for the English Premiership hopefuls, also ends his time with the Japan-based Sunwolves once the ...

Sunwolves fall short against Bulls

Mar 26, 2016

Sunwolves fall short against Bulls

The Bulls’ bulk and grunt proved too much for the craft and guile of the Sunwolves as the South Africans claimed a 30-27 on Saturday to leave the new Japanese franchise still searching for a first win. Bulls skipper Adriaan Strauss, flanker Roelof Smith ...

Mar 25, 2016

O'Shea named Italy's new rugby coach

Italy confirmed Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea as its new coach on Friday, and gave him a four-year deal. O’Shea will see out his job at the London-based club and start with Italy in June. The first Irishman to coach Italy will lead ...

Mar 24, 2016

Springboks' du Preez announces retirement

South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning scrumhalf Fourie du Preez has retired, ending a 15-year professional career that included world, Southern Hemisphere and Super Rugby titles. The South African Rugby Union said Du Preez, who played his final game for the Springboks at last year’s ...

Mar 23, 2016

Verblitz pair join Super Rugby's Cheetahs on short-term deal

Toyota Verblitz announced Wednesday that prop Yosuke Takahashi and fullback Yoshizumi Takeda had joined the Cheetahs Super Rugby franchise on short-term contracts. The pair are in South Africa as a result of Toyota’s sponsorship of the Cheetahs and a tie-up between the two clubs. ...

Mar 21, 2016

Sunwolves' Bond suspended for upcoming match

The Sunwolves will be without Tim Bond for Saturday’s Super Rugby game against the Bulls in Singapore after the lock received a one-match suspension. Bond was cited for charging into a ruck in the 61st minute of the Sunwolves’ 35-9 thrashing at the hand ...