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SUNWOLVES

Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 14, 2019
Amanaki Lelei Mafi named on bench for Sunwolves' encounter with Reds
The Sunwolves on Thursday named Amanaki Lelei Mafi in the 23-man match-day squad for their upcoming Super Rugby clash with the Queensland Reds.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 9, 2019
Blues hold off Sunwolves
An undisciplined performance by the Sunwolves saw them fail in their bid to make it two straight wins in New Zealand on Saturday as the Japanese Super Rugby franchise fell 28-20 to the Blues at QBE Stadium in Albany, north of Auckland.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 8, 2019
Sunwolves face Blues with Super Rugby future at stake
The Sunwolves head into Saturday's game with the Blues at QBE Stadium, north of Auckland, knowing a second consecutive win on New Zealand soil could scupper attempts to have the side culled by next year.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 3, 2019
Sunwolves' dogged adherence to plan was key component of stunning win over Chiefs
It is often said that rugby is not rocket science, and the Sunwolves' famous win over the Chiefs on Saturday — regarded by many as one of the biggest upsets in the history of Super Rugby — is proof of that.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 1, 2019
Sunwolves seeking first road victory in franchise history
The Sunwolves will face the Chiefs on Saturday in Hamilton, New Zealand, looking to make history and record their first-ever win away from home.
Rugby
Feb 25, 2019
Sunwolves lose Craig Millar, Ed Quirk to injury for extended periods
The Sunwolves' run of bad injury luck continued at the weekend with the news that cocaptain Craig Millar and Ed Quirk, one of their most experienced Super Rugby campaigners, will both be on the sidelines for an extended period.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 24, 2019
Sunwolves prove they belong in Super Rugby
Facing calls for the team to be cut from the competition, the Sunwolves and their Tokyo faithful showed once again Saturday that Super Rugby would be poorer for their axing.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 23, 2019
Waratahs hold off Sunwolves
The Sunwolves battled valiantly but ultimately suffered their second straight loss of the young Super Rugby season Saturday, defeated 31-30 by the New South Wales Waratahs in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 22, 2019
Sunwolves looking for marked improvement against Waratahs
The Sunwolves face the New South Wales Waratahs on Saturday knowing they will need a marked improvement from their opening-round performance if they are to avoid the lopsided scores of previous encounters.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 21, 2019
Scott Hansen avoids big changes despite flat start from Sunwolves
Sunwolves acting head coach Scott Hansen resisted making wholesale changes Thursday as his side looks to put aside a disappointing start to the 2019 Super Rugby season.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 19, 2019
Sunwolves boss Yuji Watase hopes team will survive
The Sunwolves' big loss to the Sharks on the opening weekend of this year's Super Rugby competition has seen the honing of already sharp knives, with increased calls for the team to be cut from the competition.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 17, 2019
Sunwolves bitten by poor preparation
The Sunwolves learned the hard way at Singapore National Stadium that practice only makes perfect when it is done under conditions that replicate the real thing.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 17, 2019
Sharks rout Sunwolves in Super Rugby opener
The Sunwolves were taken to school on Saturday in a 45-10 loss to the Sharks in their Super Rugby season opener in which the Durban-based South African side emphatically demonstrated that the old ways are often the best.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 15, 2019
Sunwolves confident ahead of battle against Sharks in Super Rugby opener
The Sunwolves kick off their 2019 Super Rugby season on Saturday in the heat and humidity of Singapore against the Durban-based Sharks, and co-captain Michael Little would have it no other way.
Rugby
Feb 5, 2019
Ex-Brave Blossoms forward Luke Thompson joins Sunwolves
The Sunwolves on Tuesday announced the signing of former Japan international forward Luke Thompson for the upcoming Super Rugby season.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Dec 26, 2018
Cloud of uncertainty hovers over Top League
The New Year is traditionally a time for looking back on the past and looking ahead.
Japan Times
Rugby / Coach's Eye
Dec 14, 2018
Brave Blossoms must beat higher-ranked nations to gain respect
Playing against my England team at Twickenham last month was incredible for Japan.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 27, 2018
Sunwolves coach Tony Brown reveals initial 29-man squad for 2019 season
New Sunwolves coach Tony Brown named an initial 29-man squad Tuesday for the 2019 Super Rugby season, calling it "good enough to push for a place in the playoffs."
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 6, 2018
New coach Tony Brown to make national team members prove worth for Sunwolves
New Sunwolves head coach Tony Brown said Friday the Japan national team members in line to play at the 2019 Rugby World Cup will need to prove themselves if they are to play Super Rugby next year.
Rugby
Sep 27, 2018
Sunwolves name Tony Brown as replacement for Jamie Joseph
The Sunwolves on Thursday named attack coach Tony Brown as their head coach for the 2019 Super Rugby season.

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