More Sports / Rugby Sep 29, 2017

Joseph replaces Tiatia as head coach of Sunwolves

Japan coach Jamie Joseph will replace Filo Tiatia as head coach of the Sunwolves, the side announced Friday. The move follows the consolidation of the team's operations and an alignment of high-performance structures, after a review of the team's first two seasons in Super Rugby. The ...

Sunwolves take finale in rout

More Sports / Rugby Jul 15, 2017

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 ...

Cheetahs blow out Sunwolves

More Sports / Rugby May 27, 2017

Cheetahs blow out Sunwolves

by Andrew McKirdy

The Sunwolves failed to pick up their second win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday after a 47-7 defeat to South Africa's Cheetahs. The Sunwolves returned to Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground for their first match in Tokyo since beating the Bulls 21-20 at ...

More Sports / Rugby May 5, 2017

Sunwolves announce major lineup changes

Timothy Lafaele will lead a much-changed Sunwolves side when it takes on the Jaguares this weekend in Buenos Aires, the Super Rugby franchise announced Friday. Filo Tiatia's team shows 10 changes to the run-on XV that started last week's 27-20 loss to the Chiefs in ...

More Sports / Rugby Apr 20, 2017

Tiatia makes changes to Sunwolves lineup

Sunwolves coach Filo Tiatia rung the changes in naming his team Thursday to take on the Highlanders in Invercargill, New Zealand, this weekend. Tiatia's run-on XV shows seven changes and one positional switch from the side that started last week's 50-3 loss to the Crusaders ...

Sunwolves lose to Southern Kings despite improved play

More Sports / Rugby Mar 5, 2017

Sunwolves lose to Southern Kings despite improved play

The Sunwolves put in a much-improved performance on Saturday but it still wasn't enough against the Southern Kings of South Africa, with the visitors winning 37-23 in Singapore. Japan's Super Rugby franchise made it clear they would not let the demolition they suffered in the ...

Sunwolves eager to have history repeat itself

More Sports / Rugby Mar 1, 2017

Sunwolves eager to have history repeat itself

by Rich Freeman

The Sunwolves will be hoping history repeats itself this weekend when they take on South Africa's Southern Kings at Singapore National Stadium. With the daggers already out following last weekend's big Super Rugby loss at the hands of the Wellington-based Hurricanes, Filo Tiatia's side — ...

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener

More Sports / Rugby Feb 25, 2017

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener

by Andrew McKirdy

The Sunwolves were handed a rude welcome to their second Super Rugby season with an 83-17 thrashing by the defending champion Hurricanes on Saturday. The Sunwolves went into the game at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground looking for a positive start to their second season ...