Triumphant Stormers finish strong against Sunwolves

The Sunwolves remain winless in five games, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying on Saturday, when the Stormers’ power and patience trumped speed and finesse in a 44-31 victory. Trailing 3-0 after conceding an early penalty in the Super Rugby match, the Sunwolves went flat out from the ...

/ Mar 22, 2017

Jones to advise investment bank Nomura

Former Japan coach Eddie Jones has added another gig to his portfolio, landing a three-year deal with investment bank Nomura. The current England coach will share his insights about coaching successful teams and advise the bank and its clients about leadership, Nomura said Monday. ...

/ Mar 18, 2017

14-man Bulls hold off Sunwolves

The Sunwolves blew a golden opportunity to pick up their first Super Rugby win of the season, losing 34-21 to the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Friday night. The hosts were forced to play for half the game with 14 men after former ...

/ Mar 15, 2017

Sunwolves make three changes to face Bulls

The Sunwolves team to take on the Bulls on Friday night in Pretoria shows three changes to the side that narrowly lost to the Cheetahs last week. Sam Wykes starts at lock with Liaki Moli dropping to the bench, and Timothy Lafaele is handed ...

/ Mar 15, 2017

Brave Blossoms to host Australia in Yokohama

The Japan Rugby Football Union confirmed Wednesday that the Brave Blossoms’ test against Australia on Nov. 4 will take place at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium. “It’s great that the very first test match for Nissan Stadium is against the Wallabies, who were the runners-up at ...

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/ Mar 12, 2017

England mauls Scotland to retain Six Nations title

There’s just no satisfying England coach Eddie Jones. His team had just reaffirmed its dominance of northern-hemisphere rugby by retaining the Six Nations in spectacular style, tying New Zealand’s tier-one record of 18 straight wins in the process, when Jones laid down another challenge ...

/ Mar 11, 2017

Super Rugby mulls major changes

Super Rugby is in for a shake-up, but details on whether teams will be axed will be kept under wraps until affected clubs have been informed, the competition’s governing body said Saturday. The future of rugby’s flagship Southern Hemisphere club tournament will be outlined ...

Sunwolves lose to Southern Kings despite improved play

/ Mar 5, 2017

Sunwolves lose to Southern Kings despite improved play

The Sunwolves put in a much-improved performance on Saturday but it still wasn’t enough against the Southern Kings of South Africa, with the visitors winning 37-23 in Singapore. Japan’s Super Rugby franchise made it clear they would not let the demolition they suffered in ...

Sunwolves eager to have history repeat itself

/ Mar 1, 2017

Sunwolves eager to have history repeat itself


The Sunwolves will be hoping history repeats itself this weekend when they take on South Africa’s Southern Kings at Singapore National Stadium. With the daggers already out following last weekend’s big Super Rugby loss at the hands of the Wellington-based Hurricanes, Filo Tiatia’s side ...

/ Feb 26, 2017

Scotland, Ireland keep Six Nations hopes alive

Scotland ended a decade of Welsh hurt and an Ireland side inspired by Johnny Sexton beat France as they each kept their Six Nations title hopes alive on Saturday. The Scots’ 29-13 success at Murrayfield saw them come from 13-9 down at halftime and ...

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener

/ Feb 25, 2017

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener


The Sunwolves were handed a rude welcome to their second Super Rugby season with an 83-17 thrashing by the defending champion Hurricanes on Saturday. The Sunwolves went into the game at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground looking for a positive start to their second ...