Sunwolves CEO Yuji Watase put on a brave face last week despite clocking up air miles in the wake of the announcement his team would be not be part of the Super Rugby competition post 2020.

The 56-year-old flew to Singapore from Tokyo on March 20, returned to Japan a day later to attend a news conference the following day at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground before heading back west for last Saturday’s game against the Lions at Singapore National Stadium.

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