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/ May 8, 2017

Suntory to open Top League title defense against Canon

Reigning champions Suntory Sungoliath will kick off the 2017-18 Top League season against Canon Eagles on Aug. 18, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Monday. Suntory, which won the league and cup double last season after also securing the All-Japan Championship, begins its campaign ...

/ May 5, 2017

Sunwolves announce major lineup changes

Timothy Lafaele will lead a much-changed Sunwolves side when it takes on the Jaguares this weekend in Buenos Aires, the Super Rugby franchise announced Friday. Filo Tiatia’s team shows 10 changes to the run-on XV that started last week’s 27-20 loss to the Chiefs ...

/ May 3, 2017

Tatekawa returns to lead Japan against Hong Kong

Harumichi Tatekawa has recovered from injury and will lead Japan against Hong Kong in Round 3 of the Asia Rugby Championship, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Wednesday. With a number of national team players having made the trip to Argentina to bolster the ...

/ May 1, 2017

Sunwolves' Taulagi handed five-week ban

Sunwolves back Jamie-Jerry Taulagi was handed a five-week ban Monday for a dangerous tackle in the 83rd minute of Saturday’s 27-20 loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton, New Zealand. SANZAAR — the body that runs Super Rugby — said in a press release that ...

Sunwolves suffer narrow defeat to Chiefs

/ Apr 29, 2017

Sunwolves suffer narrow defeat to Chiefs

The Sunwolves will leave New Zealand with a bonus point after a 27-20 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday. Unable to make the most of their possession, the Sunwolves, down to 13 men for the final moments, held up an attempted Chiefs try to ...