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Sunwolves take finale in rout

The Sunwolves wrapped up their second Super Rugby season on a winning note Saturday, coming from behind to beat the Blues 48-21.Filo Tiatia’s side demolished the three-time winners from Auckland in sweltering heat, which reached 43 C at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Timothy Lafaele led the way with three ...

Stormers punish Sunwolves for lapses

/ Jul 9, 2017

Stormers punish Sunwolves for lapses

The Sunwolves encountered some familiar problems Saturday night as they lost the penultimate game of their 2017 Super Rugby season 52-15 against the Stormers at Cape Town’s Newlands Stadium.The Sunwolves’ poor discipline allowed the Stormers to score early and their inability to last the ...

/ Jul 8, 2017

Fiji qualifies for Rugby World Cup

Fiji qualified for the 2019 World Cup in Japan with a second-half rally to beat Tonga 14-10 on Saturday in a Pacific Nations Cup match.The score was locked at 3-3 at halftime after Fiji’s Ben Volavola and Tonga’s Sonatane Takula traded penalties. Tonga opened ...

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Host cities, Prefectures and stadiums

/ Jul 2, 2017

U.S. routs Canada to book 2019 Rugby World Cup spot

The U.S. Eagles thrashed Canada 52-16 to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Saturday in a triumphant finale for veteran captain Todd Clever.The Americans ran in eight tries against an overpowered Canada side and will now advance directly to the pool stage ...

Feeble Sunwolves mauled by rampant Lions

/ Jul 2, 2017

Feeble Sunwolves mauled by rampant Lions

Sam Wykes’ hopes of celebrating his 100th Super Rugby cap in style were dashed Saturday as the Sunwolves were thrashed 94-7 by the Lions at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park.Playing their first game since the end of May, Filo Tiatia’s side were swept aside by last ...

Lions ready to throw everything at All Blacks

/ Jun 30, 2017

Lions ready to throw everything at All Blacks

The British and Irish Lions go into Saturday’s all-or-nothing second test against New Zealand knowing they must win the tactical battle as well as the physical clashes to upset the world champions and keep the series alive.Already one down in the three-test series, defeat ...

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

/ Jun 24, 2017

Ireland routs Japan for sweep

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Ireland beat Japan 35-13 on Saturday to sweep their two-game series despite a rousing second-half performance by the 2019 Rugby World Cup hosts.Ireland thrashed Japan 50-22 in the opening game in Shizuoka the previous weekend and the visitors wasted little time in establishing their ...