Amanaki Lelei Mafi named on bench for Sunwolves' encounter with Reds

Rugby Mar 14, 2019

Amanaki Lelei Mafi named on bench for Sunwolves' encounter with Reds

The Sunwolves on Thursday named Amanaki Lelei Mafi in the 23-man match-day squad for their upcoming Super Rugby clash with the Queensland Reds. The 29-year-old No. 8, who is undergoing criminal proceedings for assault in New Zealand, has been named on the bench for Saturday's ...

Shining Arcs give Amanaki Lelei Mafi OK to play despite legal issues

Rugby Nov 22, 2018

Shining Arcs give Amanaki Lelei Mafi OK to play despite legal issues

The NTT Communications Shining Arcs announced Thursday they will allow No. 8 Amanaki Lelei Mafi, who is undergoing criminal proceedings for assault, to play in Saturday's Japan Rugby Top League Cup match against Suntory Sungoliath. The 28-year-old Japan international was charged with intent to injure ...

Italy holds off Brave Blossoms

Rugby Jun 16, 2018

Italy holds off Brave Blossoms

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan fell just short of a second straight win over Italy despite a furious second-half fightback on Saturday in a 25-22 defeat to the Azzurri in the first rugby test match ever to be played in Kobe. Italy began the match looking for revenge after ...

Wales denies battling Japan famous victory

More Sports / Rugby Nov 20, 2016

Wales denies battling Japan famous victory

Japan came within 20 seconds Saturday of once again shocking the rugby world. Despite missing a plethora of players through injury and self-imposed exile, the Brave Blossoms pushed Wales all the way before a last-gasp drop goal from Sam Davies saw the hosts win 33-30 ...