• Kyodo, Reuters


There was mixed news for Japanese rugby from Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday as the Highlanders confirmed their coaching staff for the 2017 Super Rugby season.

The bad news is that the Sunwolves will need a new head coach after it was confirmed that Mark Hammett will be returning to New Zealand. He will work as an assistant alongside Scott McLeod under the leadership of new head coach Tony Brown.

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