Injured Crusaders Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett to miss Super Rugby final

Rugby Jul 2, 2019

Injured Crusaders Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett to miss Super Rugby final

The Canterbury Crusaders have suffered a double blow ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby final against Argentina's Jaguares, with Ryan Crotty and Scott Barrett both suffering injuries that will also end their Rugby Championship hopes. The Crusaders said on Monday veteran centre Crotty suffered a broken ...

Jaguares reach Super Rugby final for first time

Rugby Jun 29, 2019

Jaguares reach Super Rugby final for first time

Argentina's Jaguares continued a history-making season, beating the ACT Brumbies 39-7 on Friday to reach the Super Rugby final for the first time just four years after joining the Southern Hemisphere tournament. The Jaguares made a blistering start to the match, scoring two tries to ...

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 ...

Former Wallabies star calls for Super Rugby to boot Jaguares

Rugby May 27, 2019

Former Wallabies star calls for Super Rugby to boot Jaguares

Wallabies great Phil Kearns has called for the Jaguares to be kicked out of Super Rugby, claiming they have an unfair advantage as their line-up is so similar to Argentina's national team. The hooker, now a television pundit, said the franchise had "hoodwinked" governing body ...

Rebels crush Sunwolves

Rugby May 25, 2019

Rebels crush Sunwolves

An earthquake jolted the stands at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday, but it was the Melbourne Rebels who did the moving and shaking on the field in a 52-7 win over the Sunwolves, who dropped to 2-11 on the season. The visitors showed ...

Sunwolves hope Amanaki Lelei Mafi can lead team to upset over Rebels

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. Mafi played 30 games over two seasons for the Rebels before leaving last ...

Sunwolves' errors ruthlessly exploited by Brumbies

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. The victory leaves the Brumbies on top of the Australian Conference with four rounds remaining, while the Sunwolves, who were ...