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Sunwolves optimistic despite tough season

Rugby Jul 17, 2018

Sunwolves optimistic despite tough season

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Sunwolves entered their third season in Super Rugby with a lofty goal of finishing in the top five in the standings. However, the team had a league-worst 3-13 record in the 2018 campaign. Nonetheless, the players insisted that it was a meaningful season that would ...

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph shuffles lineup for match against Lions

Rugby Mar 15, 2018

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph shuffles lineup for match against Lions

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph named his team Thursday for this weekend's Super Rugby clash with the Lions at Johannesburg's Emirates Airlines Park. Scrumhalf Yutaka Nagare returns to the run-on XV on Saturday to lead a side that shows five changes and three positional switches from ...

Sunwolves trio take lessons from defeat

Rugby Feb 26, 2018

Sunwolves trio take lessons from defeat

by Kaz Nagatsuka

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. On Saturday, a trio of young Sunwolves — scrum-half Yutaka Nagare, flanker Kazuki Himeno and center Ryoto Nakamura ...

Ireland hammers Japan in test

More Sports / Rugby Jun 17, 2017

Ireland hammers Japan in test

by Andrew McKirdy

Ireland handed Japan a harsh lesson with a 50-22 victory in the first of two test matches between the 2019 Rugby World Cup group rivals on Saturday. Japan went into the game at Ecopa Stadium looking to beat Ireland for the first time in eight ...