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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 ...

England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Mar 20, 2016

England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Six Nations champion England completed its first Grand Slam in 13 years after beating France 31-21 in an error-strewn finale on Saturday. England, handed the title last weekend after France lost to Scotland, scored three tries to none but kept giving away kickable penalties ...

Rebels pound Sunwolves

Mar 19, 2016

Rebels pound Sunwolves

The Sunwolves were handed a master class in defense and opportunity taking on Saturday as they went down to a 35-9 defeat to the Melbourne Rebels. Melbourne’s back row of Sean McMahon, Adam Thomson and Jordy Reid dominated the breakdown, and together with their ...

Sunwolves seeking first Super Rugby victory against Rebels

Mar 18, 2016

Sunwolves seeking first Super Rugby victory against Rebels

The Sunwolves will get their first taste of Australasian opposition Saturday when they take on the Melbourne Rebels. Having been competitive in two losses to the Lions and Cheetahs, Mark Hammett will be hoping his team will have taken on board the lessons their ...

Mar 15, 2016

Ex-Fijian rugby center Rabeni dies

Former Fijian center Seru Rabeni, renowned for his bruising tackles and powerful running, has died at the age of 37, local media reported on Tuesday. The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation said Rabeni, who played club rugby with the Otago Highlanders in New Zealand before switching ...