More Sports / Rugby Jun 9, 2016

Sunwolves losing coach Hammett to Highlanders

There was mixed news for Japanese rugby from Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday as the Highlanders confirmed their coaching staff for the 2017 Super Rugby season. The bad news is that the Sunwolves will need a new head coach after it was confirmed that Mark ...

More Sports / Rugby May 12, 2016

Sunwolves make three lineup changes for upcoming match

The Sunwolves team to take on the Stormers in Singapore on Saturday shows three changes to the side that lost 40-22 to the Western Force last weekend in Tokyo. Coach Mark Hammett named his side Thursday shortly after it landed in Singapore. Captain Shota Horie, who ...

Western Force whip Sunwolves

More Sports / Rugby May 7, 2016

Western Force whip Sunwolves

by Andrew McKirdy

The Sunwolves came crashing back to earth two weeks after their first Super Rugby victory with a 40-22 loss to Australia's Western Force on Saturday. Akihito Yamada scored a try in the fourth minute to give the Sunwolves hope of following up their historic win ...

Rebels pound Sunwolves

More Sports / Rugby Mar 19, 2016

Rebels pound Sunwolves

The Sunwolves were handed a master class in defense and opportunity taking on Saturday as they went down to a 35-9 defeat to the Melbourne Rebels. Melbourne's back row of Sean McMahon, Adam Thomson and Jordy Reid dominated the breakdown, and together with their teammates, ...

More Sports / Rugby Mar 11, 2016

Unchanged Sunwolves get set for Cheetahs, Singapore debut

The Sunwolves head into their second Super Rugby game Saturday with head coach Mark Hammett showing confidence in the group that played the first. Having arrived in Singapore on Thursday evening for the first of three home-away-from-home games under the roof of the Singapore Sports ...

More Sports / Rugby Mar 5, 2016

Sunwolves using bye week to build team unity

A week after their first game in Super Rugby, the Sunwolves have a bye this weekend to reflect on what they have achieved so far and look ahead to their first overseas trip. "Not a lot has changed around the needs of the team moving ...

Sunwolves fall short in opener

More Sports / Rugby Feb 27, 2016

Sunwolves fall short in opener

by Andrew McKirdy

The Sunwolves proved they can hold their own in Super Rugby but failed to win their competition debut in a 26-13 defeat to South Africa's Lions on Saturday. The Tokyo-based Sunwolves went into their first-ever match in the Southern Hemisphere's premier club tournament with doubts ...