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SUNWOLVES

Japan Times
Rugby
May 24, 2019
Sunwolves hope Amanaki Lelei Mafi can lead team to upset over Rebels
Amanaki Lelei Mafi will spearhead the Sunwolves attack against the Melbourne Rebels at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday as the hosts look to play kingmaker in Super Rugby's Australian Conference.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 12, 2019
Sunwolves' errors ruthlessly exploited by Brumbies
The Sunwolves fell to their 10th Super Rugby loss of the season Sunday as they went down 33-0 to the Brumbies at Canberra's GIO Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 3, 2019
Penalties prove costly in Sunwolves' defeat to Reds
Indiscipline once again cost the Sunwolves as they went down 32-26 to the Queensland Reds on Friday night at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
May 2, 2019
JRFU's bewildering plans for Top League reform spark skepticism, opposition
The news that the Japan Rugby Top League is to undergo reform following this year's World Cup should have been met with heraldic fanfare, given the nation's recent entry into the Reiwa Era.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 26, 2019
Highlanders pulverize Sunwolves in Super Rugby beatdown
The Sunwolves surrendered eight tries in a humiliating 52-0 Super Rugby defeat on Friday night to the New Zealand-based Highlanders.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 25, 2019
Sunwolves hope home crowd can give them a big boost against Highlanders
The Sunwolves are hoping another full house at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground can spur them on to play for the full 80 minutes and beat the Highlanders on Friday night, in a game that is set to feature a number of matchups between old mates.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 24, 2019
Tony Brown opts against major changes as Sunwolves prepare to face Highlanders
Sunwolves coach Tony Brown resisted making many changes following last week's meltdown against the Hurricanes as he named his side Wednesday for their Round 11 match with the Highlanders.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 23, 2019
Former Brave Blossoms coach Eddie Jones laments demise of Sunwolves
Former Japan coach Eddie Jones said Tuesday that the Japan Rugby Football Union needs to find an alternative to the Sunwolves if it is to achieveits long-standing goal of being a major rugby power.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 20, 2019
Former Japan Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori urges JRFU to make reforms
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Friday called for reform within the Japan Rugby Football Union two days after he announced his shock resignation as the body's honorary chairman.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 18, 2019
Sunwolves aiming to bolster playoff chances by beating Hurricanes
The Sunwolves take on the Hurricanes on Friday in their first game in Tokyo since being told they will no longer be part of Super Rugby after the 2020 season.
Rugby
Apr 17, 2019
Rahboni Warren Vosayaco named in Sunwolves' midfield for Hurricanes clash
Head coach Tony Brown sprung a major surprise Wednesday when he named Rahboni Warren Vosayaco at inside center for the Sunwolves' Round 10 Super Rugby game with the Wellington-based Hurricanes.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 6, 2019
Rebels thrash visiting Sunwolves
The Sunwolves fell 42-15 to the host Melbourne Rebels on Saturday at AAMI Park on the back of some woeful defense and poor execution at set-piece time, particularly in the first half.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 5, 2019
Sunwolves seeking back-to-back victories in Australia
Fresh off their first win on Australian soil, the Sunwolves look to knock over the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday for their third win of the season, and set themselves up with a shot at reaching the playoffs.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Mar 29, 2019
Future of Sunwolves in doubt after Super Rugby
Sunwolves CEO Yuji Watase put on a brave face last week despite clocking up air miles in the wake of the announcement his team would be not be part of the Super Rugby competition post 2020.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 28, 2019
Sunwolves hope to avenge loss to Waratahs
The Sunwolves head into Friday's game against the New South Wales Waratahs hoping to right a perceived wrong.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 24, 2019
Sunwolves' demise may lead to new dawn for Japanese rugby
On the face of it, the axing of the Sunwolves from Super Rugby was simply a case of too much money demanded, or a belief that the tournament was not the right road for Japan to pursue.
Rugby
Mar 24, 2019
Sunwolves pay price for mistakes against Lions
The Sunwolves were full of fire but short on finish Saturday as they were overpowered 37-24 in a six-try effort as the Lions exploited a pile of mistakes by the Japanese side.
Japan Times
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."
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 16, 2019
Sunwolves blow big lead in loss
The Sunwolves scored three-first half tries but were unable to hold onto the lead Saturday, losing a heartbreaker to the visiting Queensland Reds 34-31.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 15, 2019
Back-row forward Ben Gunter seeking to give Sunwolves physical edge over Reds
The winner of the Sunwolves' Super Rugby clash with the Queensland Reds on Saturday could well be determined by which of the teams' youngest players comes out on top.

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