Uncertainty for Sunwolves, others as Super Rugby put on hold

Rugby Mar 16, 2020

Uncertainty for Sunwolves, others as Super Rugby put on hold

Japan's Sunwolves epitomize the uncertainty hanging over Super Rugby following governing body SANZAAR's decision to suspend the tournament "for the foreseeable future" because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Sunwolves, who have already been most hard-hit by the virus outbreak having moved home matches from Tokyo, ...

Super Rugby to be suspended after weekend's fixtures completed

Rugby Mar 15, 2020

Super Rugby to be suspended after weekend's fixtures completed

Super Rugby organizers decided Saturday to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend's games because New Zealand players returning home from matches overseas faced being forced into self-isolation for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere rugby body that runs Super ...

Sloppy Crusaders defeat Sunwolves

Rugby Mar 14, 2020

Sloppy Crusaders defeat Sunwolves

The Sunwolves suffered their fifth straight loss on Saturday, falling 49-14 in a Super Rugby match to the defending champion Crusaders at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. In a game originally slated for Tokyo's Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground but moved as a result of ...

Rugby Mar 13, 2020

Hurricanes edge Chiefs on late penalty

Fullback Jordie Barrett kicked a penalty four minutes after the full-time siren Friday to give the Wellington-based Hurricanes a 27-24 win over the New Zealand Conference-leading Chiefs in Super Rugby. The Hurricanes carried the ball through 37 phases before winning a penalty for a late ...

Brumbies throttle struggling Sunwolves

Rugby Mar 6, 2020

Brumbies throttle struggling Sunwolves

The Sunwolves remained rooted to the bottom of the Australian Conference in Super Rugby on Friday, falling 47-14 to the Brumbies in Wollongong, Australia. The game was originally slated to be played at Osaka's Hanazono Rugby Stadium but was moved as a result of the ...

Queensland Reds crush Sunwolves

Rugby Feb 22, 2020

Queensland Reds crush Sunwolves

The Queensland Reds overwhelmed the visiting Sunwolves at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, winning 64-5. The Sunwolves are 1-2 in this year's Super Rugby competition. Starved of possession, Naoya Okubo's team wilted defensively to allow the young Reds team, whose average age was just over 23, ...

Chiefs pounce on Sunwolves

Rugby Feb 15, 2020

Chiefs pounce on Sunwolves

The Sunwolves suffered their first loss of the Super Rugby season Saturday, losing 43-17 to the Chiefs. In an entertaining game in front of 18,708 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the rugged, hard work of the Chiefs pack and the mercurial skills of Damian ...