Chiefs pounce on Sunwolves

Rugby Feb 15, 2020

Chiefs pounce on Sunwolves

The Sunwolves suffered their first loss of the Super Rugby season Saturday, losing 43-17 to the Chiefs. In an entertaining game in front of 18,708 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the rugged, hard work of the Chiefs pack and the mercurial skills of Damian ...

Chiefs crush winless Sunwolves

Rugby 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 ...

Sunwolves overhaul starting lineup for match against Chiefs

Rugby 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 ...

More Sports / Rugby May 16, 2017

Former Japan captain Leitch set to return

Michael Leitch is heading back to Japan after announcing Tuesday that this season will be his last Super Rugby campaign with the Chiefs. Leitch, who captained Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has been a full-time member of the Hamilton, New Zealand, franchise for ...

More Sports / Rugby Nov 2, 2016

Leitch opts to play for Chiefs

Michael Leitch, Japan's captain at Rugby World Cup 2015, has once again opted to play for the New Zealand-based Chiefs rather than the Sunwolves in next year's Super Rugby competition. The 28-year-old back-row forward's name was included in the Chiefs roster Wednesday, when the New ...

More Sports / Rugby Apr 29, 2016

Leitch's try helps Chiefs edge Sharks

Japan captain Michael Leitch scored a try for the second game running during the Chiefs' 24-22 win over the Sharks on Friday in Super Rugby. No. 8 Leitch, who scored a try during their win over the Hurricanes last Saturday, crossed again in the 23rd ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 4, 2016

Yamashita joins Chiefs for Super Rugby campaign

Japan prop Hiroshi Yamashita will join the Chiefs for the upcoming Super Rugby season, his Top League club, Kobe Kobelco Steelers, announced Thursday. The 30-year-old Yamashita, who has played 49 times for the Brave Blossoms and was a member of the team at last year's ...