Japan stalwart Thompson departs international scene

Rugby Oct 23, 2019

Japan stalwart Thompson departs international scene

by Rich Freeman

In a world where stats abound, it's somewhat ironic that the favorite saying of one of the major reasons behind Japan's success on the international rugby field in recent years is "It's only a number, mate." Luke Thompson confirmed after last Sunday's Rugby World Cup ...

Pressure increases on Rugby World Cup referees

Rugby Sep 25, 2019

Pressure increases on Rugby World Cup referees

by Rich Freeman

Japan assistant coach Tony Brown weighed in on the latest referee controversy Wednesday when he asked reporters at the Brave Blossoms hotel if they had heard any feedback following the previous night's game between Samoa and Russia. On Tuesday, just hours after Rugby World Cup ...

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 ...

Penalties prove costly in Sunwolves' defeat to Reds

Rugby May 3, 2019

Penalties prove costly in Sunwolves' defeat to Reds

Indiscipline once again cost the Sunwolves as they went down 32-26 to the Queensland Reds on Friday night at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. Tony Brown's side was given five yellow cards, one of which was turned into a red, to ensure the Sunwolves spent 40 minutes ...

Sunwolves seeking back-to-back victories in Australia

Rugby Apr 5, 2019

Sunwolves seeking back-to-back victories in Australia

Fresh off their first win on Australian soil, the Sunwolves look to knock over the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday for their third win of the season, and set themselves up with a shot at reaching the playoffs. Tony Brown's side is currently fifth and last ...