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 ...

Sunwolves building roster for 2020 season

Rugby Nov 26, 2019

Sunwolves building roster for 2020 season

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As they enter their likely final season in Super Rugby, the Sunwolves revealed 15 players who will compete for the Japan-based team in Tokyo on Tuesday. All but one on the initial squad is a foreign-born player, including Georgian hooker Jaba Bregvadze, who played for ...

Sunwolves to open final season in Fukuoka on Feb. 1

Rugby Sep 10, 2019

Sunwolves to open final season in Fukuoka on Feb. 1

The Sunwolves will open their final season in Super Rugby on Feb. 1, 2020, at Fukuoka's Level 5 Stadium against the Melbourne Rebels, tournament organizer SANZAAR announced Tuesday. Naoya Okubo's side will then have a bye before it faces the Chiefs from New Zealand at ...

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, ...

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 ...