Rugby Dec 2, 2019

Wallabies assistant coach Nathan Grey to help Sunwolves

Wallabies assistant coach Nathan Grey will also serve as technical director to Super Rugby side Sunwolves next season to help Japan build on a successful World Cup, it was announced Monday. The highly-regarded 35-Test Wallaby was working as Australia's defence coach under the now-departed Michael ...

Sunwolves building roster for 2020 season

Rugby Nov 26, 2019

Sunwolves building roster for 2020 season

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As they enter their likely final season in Super Rugby, the Sunwolves revealed 15 players who will compete for the Japan-based team in Tokyo on Tuesday. All but one on the initial squad is a foreign-born player, including Georgian hooker Jaba Bregvadze, who played for ...

Sunwolves to open final season in Fukuoka on Feb. 1

Rugby Sep 10, 2019

Sunwolves to open final season in Fukuoka on Feb. 1

The Sunwolves will open their final season in Super Rugby on Feb. 1, 2020, at Fukuoka's Level 5 Stadium against the Melbourne Rebels, tournament organizer SANZAAR announced Tuesday. Naoya Okubo's side will then have a bye before it faces the Chiefs from New Zealand at ...

Jaguares hammer Sunwolves in teams' season finale

Rugby Jun 15, 2019

Jaguares hammer Sunwolves in teams' season finale

The Sunwolves' 2019 Super Rugby season came to a close Friday with a 52-10 defeat at the hands of the Jaguares at Buenos Aires' Estadio Jose Amalfitani. A yellow card to Semisi Masirewa and then injuries to both hookers meant the Sunwolves (2-14) played the ...

Sunwolves fall to Stormers despite Semisi Masirewa brace

Rugby Jun 9, 2019

Sunwolves fall to Stormers despite Semisi Masirewa brace

The Sunwolves fell to their 13th loss of the Super Rugby season Saturday as they went down 31-18 to the Stormers at Cape Town's Newlands stadium. Two tries from Semisi Masirewa, a cameo performance from Akihito Yamada and a hard-working effort from Shuhei Matsuhashi aside, ...

Sunwolves shake up lineup for match against Stormers

Rugby Jun 7, 2019

Sunwolves shake up lineup for match against Stormers

The Sunwolves head into their final two games of the 2019 Super Rugby season with yet more new players in their squad as they look to finish a disappointing year on a bright note. Flankers Ryota Hasegawa and Masakatsu Nishikawa, along with hooker Takuya Kitade, ...

Sunwolves coach Tony Brown to return to Otago Highlanders

Rugby May 30, 2019

Sunwolves coach Tony Brown to return to Otago Highlanders

Sunwolves coach Tony Brown announced Thursday he will return home to the Otago Highlanders as an assistant for the 2020 season following the demise of Japan's Super Rugby side. The New Zealander said he was looking forward to rejoining the South Island club where he ...