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SUNWOLVES

Rugby
Mar 21, 2016
Sunwolves' Bond suspended for upcoming match
The Sunwolves will be without Tim Bond for Saturday's Super Rugby game against the Bulls in Singapore after the lock received a one-match suspension.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 18, 2016
Sunwolves seeking first Super Rugby victory against Rebels
The Sunwolves will get their first taste of Australasian opposition Saturday when they take on the Melbourne Rebels.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Mar 16, 2016
Views from Tokyo: Are Japan's Sunwolves ready for Super Rugby?
Fans offer their views on the prospects for the Sunwolves, Asia's first Super Rugby team.
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.
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.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 2, 2016
Rights holder doubts Sunwolves will help grow rugby in Asia
The Sunwolves' entry into Super Rugby is unlikely to grow the game around Asia, according to the sport's new rights owner in the region who believes showcasing more local action online will have a greater impact.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 27, 2016
Fans enjoy experience of Sunwolves' Super Rugby debut
The end result wasn't what they had hoped for, but the Sunwolves' Super Rugby debut drew a large throng of fans, both Japanese and foreign, and it gave them a lot of excitement at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo on Saturday afternoon.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 27, 2016
Sunwolves fall short in opener
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.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 24, 2016
New era dawns as Sunwolves get ready for Super Rugby debut
A new era for Japanese rugby is set to kick off Saturday with the Sunwolves playing their first game in the expanded Super Rugby competition against the Johannesburg-based Lions in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 23, 2016
Rugby World Cup chief pledges faith in Japan 2019 organizers
The head of the Rugby World Cup is confident that Japan can transform itself into a rugby-mad nation by 2019 and make the first tournament to be held in Asia a success.
Rugby
Feb 19, 2016
Hammett on leave after mother's death
Mark Hammett, coach of Japan's new Super Rugby side the Sunwolves, will leave the team's training camp in Okinawa with immediate effect following the death of his mother Friday in New Zealand.
Rugby
Feb 16, 2016
Format changes on the table for Top League, All-Japan Championship: sources
The Japan Rugby Football Union will hold its monthly council meeting on Thursday and Kyodo News has learned that one of the topics to be discussed and perhaps decided upon will be the format of the 2016-2017 Top League season and All-Japan Championship.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 13, 2016
Sunwolves trounce Top League XV in team's first-ever preseason contest
The Sunwolves, Japan's Super Rugby team, head into their inaugural season with a 52-24 win on Saturday over a Top League XV under their belts.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 12, 2016
Sunwolves set for exhibition debut as season draws near
With just five days of training behind it, Japan's new Super Rugby side heads into its only warmup game knowing it needs to get out of the blocks flying.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 10, 2016
Sunwolves coach Hammett puts Japan interim talk on hold
Sunwolves head coach Mark Hammett said Tuesday he had heard the rumors he could be interim Japan coach but that at the moment he was too busy preparing for the new Super Rugby season to contemplate taking on two roles.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 3, 2016
Sunwolves come together as team for first time
Twenty-four days before their first Super Rugby game, the Sunwolves finally got together as a squad Wednesday.
Rugby
Jan 18, 2016
Former All Black Tiatia takes Sunwolves coaching role
Former All Blacks back-row forward Filo Tiatia will be the forwards coach for the Sunwolves, Japan's new Super Rugby team, Kyodo News learned Monday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 7, 2016
Many questions remain for Japan's Sunwolves
With just over seven weeks to go until the Sunwolves make their Super Rugby debut against the Johannesburg-based Lions in Tokyo, the good news is the team finally have a coach and a full roster of players.
Rugby
Dec 24, 2015
Sunwolves to face Top League squad in charity match
Japan's new Super Rugby side, the Sunwolves, will play a Top League XV at Toyota Stadium on Feb. 13, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday.

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