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/ Apr 26, 2017

Leitch reveals plans to play for Sunwolves

Japan captain Michael Leitch said Wednesday he will join the Sunwolves for the 2019 Super Rugby Season, as his current side the Chiefs prepare to clash with the Japanese franchise this weekend in Hamilton, New Zealand. Leitch told stuff.co.nz he will play for the ...

Japan reflects on uneven performance

/ Apr 24, 2017

Japan reflects on uneven performance

Japan coach Jamie Joseph was not a happy man following his team’s 47-29 victory over South Korea this past weekend at Incheon Namdong Asiad Rugby Field. The former New Zealand and Japan international said his team, which contained 11 new caps, had been “out-passioned” ...

Sunwolves no match for Highlanders

/ Apr 22, 2017

Sunwolves no match for Highlanders

The Sunwolves showed their depth of resilience and fight, but ultimately came up short yet again as the Highlanders handed them their seventh loss of the Super Rugby season in Invercargill on Saturday. Tokyo’s team crossed the line four times, but errors and line-ball ...

/ Apr 20, 2017

Tiatia makes changes to Sunwolves lineup

Sunwolves coach Filo Tiatia rung the changes in naming his team Thursday to take on the Highlanders in Invercargill, New Zealand, this weekend. Tiatia’s run-on XV shows seven changes and one positional switch from the side that started last week’s 50-3 loss to the ...

/ Apr 19, 2017

Japan names match-day squad for ARC opener

Japan coach Jamie Joseph named his first match-day squad of 2017 Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s Asia Rugby Championship opener with South Korea in Incheon. Scrumhalf Yutaka Nagare leads the 23-man squad, which contains 11 uncapped players as the Brave Blossoms look to continue their ...

Unbeaten Crusaders crush Sunwolves

/ Apr 14, 2017

Unbeaten Crusaders crush Sunwolves

Winger Manasa Mataele scored three tries while his uncle and teammate Seta Tamanivalu languished in the sin-bin as the Crusaders crushed the Sunwolves 50-3 Friday to remain unbeaten after seven Super Rugby matches. All Blacks center Tamanivalu was sin-binned in the 29th minute for ...

Sunwolves make changes ahead of match against Crusaders

/ Apr 12, 2017

Sunwolves make changes ahead of match against Crusaders

Ed Quirk returns from injury and will lead the Sunwolves against the Crusaders at Christchurch’s AMI Stadium on Friday, in what will be the Japanese franchise’s first game on New Zealand soil. The Australian-born flanker leads a side that shows eight changes from the ...