Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Host cities, Prefectures and stadiums
Schedule

Crusaders pummel winless Sunwolves

The defending champion Crusaders scored two early tries and then lost their way in a hailstorm before running away to a 33-11 win over Japan's winless Sunwolves in Super Rugby ...

Blues drop Sunwolves to 0-7

Apr 14, 2018

Blues drop Sunwolves to 0-7

by Andrew McKirdy

The Sunwolves let an early lead slip through their fingers to remain winless after seven games of the Super Rugby season after a 24-10 defeat to New Zealand's Blues on Saturday. The Sunwolves took control of the game at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground — ...

Sunwolves seeking first victory of season against Blues

Apr 13, 2018

Sunwolves seeking first victory of season against Blues

Sunwolves assistant coach Atsushi Tanabe summed up the importance of Saturday's Round 9 Super Rugby game with the Auckland-based Blues when he said "both teams are desperate." Speaking Friday after his team's captain's run at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, Tanabe said the game — ...

Apr 12, 2018

Sunwolves make one lineup change for clash with Blues

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph was finally able to show consistency Thursday as he named his side for its upcoming Super Rugby game against the Blues. Despite the Sunwolves' 50-29 defeat to the Waratahs last week, Joseph has made just one change to the starting XV ...

Apr 10, 2018

Ex-All Blacks fullback Fergie McCormick dies at 78

Fergie McCormick, a hard-tackling fullback who played 16 tests among 28 matches for the All Blacks between 1965 and 1971, has died at age 78, New Zealand Rugby said. William Fergus McCormick, known as Fergie, had been suffering from throat cancer. McCormick made his All Blacks ...

Waratahs pounce on winless Sunwolves in try-fest

Apr 7, 2018

Waratahs pounce on winless Sunwolves in try-fest

New South Wales Waratahs defeated the Sunwolves 50-29 in a try-fest on Saturday as the home team fell well short in its latest bid for a first Super Rugby win this season. On a chilly afternoon, the Sunwolves (0-6) were let down by errors all ...

Apr 6, 2018

Sunwolves aim for upset against Waratahs

The Sunwolves will be looking to break their Australian hoodoo Saturday when they take on the Waratahs at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground. Japan's Super Rugby franchise has beaten teams from Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand — albeit just one time each — but ...

Sunwolves boss Jamie Joseph shakes up lineup again

Apr 5, 2018

Sunwolves boss Jamie Joseph shakes up lineup again

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph once again named a much changed side Thursday as his team, looking forits first win of the Super Rugby season, head into Saturday's home game against the New South Wales Waratahs. Coming off a bye week that allowed his players, who ...

Chiefs crush winless Sunwolves

Mar 24, 2018

Chiefs crush winless Sunwolves

by Andrew McKirdy

The Sunwolves failed to pick up their first win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday in a 61-10 thrashing by New Zealand's Chiefs. The Sunwolves went into their fifth game of the new campaign encouraged by a narrow 40-38 away defeat to the Lions ...

Mar 23, 2018

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to retire after season

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith has confirmed he will hang up his boots at the end of the season after three seasons with Top 14 club Pau. Smith was enticed to France at the end of 2015, calling time on an international career that brought ...

Sunwolves overhaul starting lineup for match against Chiefs

Mar 22, 2018

Sunwolves overhaul starting lineup for match against Chiefs

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph once again wielded the ax Thursday despite his team putting in one of its best ever performances last week in Johannesburg. Joseph's team to take on New Zealand's Chiefs on Saturday in Tokyo shows 10 changes and two positional switches from ...