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SUNWOLVES

Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 26, 2018
Sunwolves trio take lessons from defeat
The Sunwolves may have come up short in their 2018 season opener, but the contest provided valuable experience for the younger players making their Super Rugby debuts.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 24, 2018
Sunwolves lose season opener
The Sunwolves may have opened their 2018 Super Rugby season with a loss Saturday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, but there was plenty in their 32-25 defeat to the Brumbies to show they are going to be competitive in the Australian Conference.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 7, 2018
Jamie Joseph urges Sunwolves to make fresh start
The Sunwolves may be on their third head coach in as many years, but some things remain the same as Jamie Joseph explained during a recent break in preseason camp.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 4, 2017
Jamie Joseph aiming to lead Sunwolves to top five in Super Rugby
Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph announced Monday a squad of 26 players for the 2018 Super Rugby season, adding that the team had set itself the goal of a top-five finish.
Rugby
Oct 2, 2017
Sunwolves bring back Akihito Yamada for new season
Wing Akihito Yamada will be back among the Sunwolves next season, Japan's Super Rugby franchise announced Monday, when it named the first five players to the 2018 team.
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.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 15, 2017
Sunwolves take finale in rout
The Sunwolves wrapped up their second Super Rugby season on a winning note Saturday, coming from behind to beat the Blues 48-21.
Rugby
Jun 1, 2017
Sunwolves' Quirk joins Canon
The Canon Eagles have signed Sunwolves co-captain Ed Quirk for the new Top League season starting in August, the side announced Thursday.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 27, 2017
Cheetahs blow out Sunwolves
The Sunwolves failed to pick up their second win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday after a 47-7 defeat to South Africa's Cheetahs.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 21, 2017
Sharks outclass lowly Sunwolves
The Sunwolves were once again reminded Saturday of the gulf that exists between Super Rugby and the Top League in a 38-17 defeat to the Sharks at Singapore National Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 19, 2017
Sunwolves' Matsushima relishing clash with former team Sharks
Sunwolves fullback Kotaro Matsushima has extra reason for the Japanese Super Rugby side to come away with a win against the Sharks this weekend.
Rugby
May 18, 2017
Sunwolves veterans return to bolster lineup before match against Sharks
There were some familiar faces on show Thursday as the Sunwolves trained on the grounds of UWCSEA international school ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby game against South Africa's Sharks at Singapore National Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 17, 2017
Sunwolves stay positive despite steep learning curve
The Sunwolves may have won only one game out of 10 so far this season, but Japan's Super Rugby team is confident that its efforts will pay off somewhere down the line.
Rugby
May 5, 2017
Sunwolves announce major lineup changes
Timothy Lafaele will lead a much-changed Sunwolves side when it takes on the Jaguares this weekend in Buenos Aires, the Super Rugby franchise announced Friday.
Rugby
May 1, 2017
Sunwolves' Taulagi handed five-week ban
Sunwolves back Jamie-Jerry Taulagi was handed a five-week ban Monday for a dangerous tackle in the 83rd minute of Saturday's 27-20 loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Rugby
Apr 26, 2017
Leitch reveals plans to play for Sunwolves
Japan captain Michael Leitch said Wednesday he will join the Sunwolves for the 2019 Super Rugby Season, as his current side the Chiefs prepare to clash with the Japanese franchise this weekend in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 22, 2017
Sunwolves no match for Highlanders
The Sunwolves showed their depth of resilience and fight, but ultimately came up short yet again as the Highlanders handed them their seventh loss of the Super Rugby season in Invercargill on Saturday.
Rugby
Apr 20, 2017
Tiatia makes changes to Sunwolves lineup
Sunwolves coach Filo Tiatia rung the changes in naming his team Thursday to take on the Highlanders in Invercargill, New Zealand, this weekend.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 12, 2017
Sunwolves make changes ahead of match against Crusaders
Ed Quirk returns from injury and will lead the Sunwolves against the Crusaders at Christchurch's AMI Stadium on Friday, in what will be the Japanese franchise's first game on New Zealand soil.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 10, 2017
Sunwolves welcome Super Rugby reshuffle
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.

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