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 again in season finale

More Sports / Rugby Jul 16, 2016

Sunwolves lose again in season finale

The Sunwolves' inaugural Super Rugby season came to a close Friday with a 40-29 defeat at the hands of the Sharks at Kings Park. As it have been for much of the season, Mark Hammett's side — which finished the season with one win, one ...

Bulls crush Sunwolves, stay in playoff chase

More Sports / Rugby Jul 10, 2016

Bulls crush Sunwolves, stay in playoff chase

The Sunwolves showed Saturday that no matter how big the heart is, if the legs are gone then there is only one result. The toll of a long tough first season in Super Rugby showed at Loftus Versfeld as Mark Hammett's side was beaten 50-3 ...

Sunwolves get thrashed in home finale

More Sports / Rugby Jul 2, 2016

Sunwolves get thrashed in home finale

The Waratahs hammered the Sunwolves 57-12 on Saturday in Mark Hammett's final game as coach in Japan and the Tokyo team's last home game of the season. Playing the same dazzling 15-man rugby that saw it put the Chiefs to the sword before the June ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 27, 2016

Sunwolves confirm Hammett's impending departure

Eighteen days after Mark Hammett was named assistant coach of the Highlanders from 2017, the Sunwolves finally confirmed they would be losing their head coach. The Japanese Super Rugby franchise said Monday that the 43-year-old Hammett, who was named the inaugural coach of the Sunwolves ...

Underdog Japan ready to renew Scotland rivalry

More Sports / Rugby Jun 17, 2016

Underdog Japan ready to renew Scotland rivalry

Japan looks to avenge its only loss at last year's Rugby World Cup on Saturday when it takes on Scotland at Toyota Stadium. But it is a much-changed Japan side that takes on the men in blue. Japan's 23-man match-day squad contains just 12 players who ...

Japan holds on after red card to beat Canada

More Sports / Rugby Jun 12, 2016

Japan holds on after red card to beat Canada

Japan lived up to its nickname Saturday as it beat its oldest international opponent, Canada, 26-22 at test rugby's newest venue, BC Place. The Brave Blossoms were forced to play for 26 minutes with 14 men after Yoshiya Hosoda marked his international debut with a ...