Sunwolves kicked out of Super Rugby after 2020 season

Rugby Mar 22, 2019

Sunwolves kicked out of Super Rugby after 2020 season

The Sunwolves' exit from Super Rugby was confirmed Friday with the tournament organizer saying in a press release that the immediate future of the competition "rests with a 14-team, round robin, competition format." The revised format will come into operation and kick off in 2021, ...

Sunwolves to be booted from Super Rugby: report

Rugby Mar 20, 2019

Sunwolves to be booted from Super Rugby: report

Japan's ground-breaking Sunwolves team are set to be axed from Super Rugby, a report said on Wednesday, as the governing body prepared to make an announcement about the competition's future. Sydney's Daily Telegraph said the Sunwolves would be sacrificed as the 15-team, globe-crossing tournament reverts ...

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 welcome Super Rugby reshuffle

More Sports / Rugby Apr 10, 2017

Sunwolves welcome Super Rugby reshuffle

by Rich Freeman

The Sunwolves responded Monday to the reduction in the number of Super Rugby teams and their move to the Australian Conference, saying the reduced traveling and more favorable time zones will help the side both on and off the field. "We will continue competing in ...

Sunwolves survive Super Rugby cull

More Sports / Rugby Apr 9, 2017

Sunwolves survive Super Rugby cull

The Sunwolves will remain part of Super Rugby despite the tournament being cut by three teams, it was announced Sunday. SANZAAR — the body that runs Southern Hemisphere rugby — said that from 2018, Super Rugby will be a 15-team competition with the South African ...

Sunwolves hold heads high despite loss to Cheetahs

More Sports / Rugby Mar 12, 2017

Sunwolves hold heads high despite loss to Cheetahs

The history books will show that the Sunwolves fell to their third loss of the 2017 Super Rugby season on Saturday night. But the 38-31 defeat to the Cheetahs highlighted just what Filo Tiatia's team is capable of. It also showed that talk of the ...