THE CHIEFS DOWNED THE SUNWOLVES 17-43 IN AN ENTERTAINING SUPER RUGBY MATCH AT PRINCE CHICHIBU STADIUM, TOKYO.
THE CHIEFS SCORED SEVEN TRIES TO THREE TO SEAL A BONUS-POINT WIN AGAINST THE STUBBORN SUNWOLVES, WHO STAYED IN THE GAME UNTIL AFTER HALFTIME BEFORE THE NEW ZEALANDERS PULLED AWAY.
Solomon Alaimalo, Shaun Stevenson, Brad
Sunwolves v Chiefs
Saturday 15 February, 4.45pm NZT at Prince Chichibu Stadium, Tokyo
Referee: Angus Gardner
Won: Sunwolves 1, Chiefs 2
Last match: Sunwolves 30, Chiefs 15 (2 March 2019)
The Chiefs only need to look back to their clash against the Sunwolves last year to realise the danger the Japanese side holds. The
Japan's Sunwolves began their farewell season in Super Rugby in blistering fashion on Saturday, with flyhalf Garth April orchestrating a 36-27 upset over the visiting Melbourne Rebels.
Keisuke Moriya, Jaba Bregvadze, Tautalatasi Tasi, James Dargaville and April all scored tries in the Fukuoka sunshine, the mercurial April pacing the Tokyo-based outfit
Sunwolves v Rebels
Saturday 1 February, 4.45pm NZT at Level Five Stadium, Fukuoka
Played: 5 Won: Rebels 5
Last match: Rebels 52, Sunwolves 7 (25 May 2019)
The Sunwolves have lost all five of their previous meetings with the Rebels by at least 20 points and things don’t get any
Jaguares produced a dominant performance as they trounced the Sunwolves 52-10 at Jose Amalfitani Stadium on Friday to clinch second place on the overall Super Rugby table.
This triumph sees them join the Crusaders as being on the verge of playing a semi at home should they win their quarter-final next
This will be just the third meeting between the Jaguares and Sunwolves in Super Rugby, with each of the previous two games between them won by the home side on the day (one win apiece).
The Jaguares have won eight of their last nine Super Rugby games, including
The Sunwolves were victorious in their most recent Super Rugby fixture against the Stormers (May 2018), coming from behind at half-time to win 26-23 and snapping a four-game winless run against the Cape Town side (D1, L3) in the process.
The Stormers have lost just one of their
The Brumbies ran in six tries as they beat the Sunwolves 42-19 in Tokyo to secure bonus point and top spot in Aussie Conference.
The Sunwolves started well, scoring in the opening minute after a midfield bomb by fullback Semisi Masirewa. He tapped the ball back in his effort to gather,
The Brumbies have won all four of their previous Super Rugby matches against the Sunwolves, scoring an average of 43 points per game in that span.
The Sunwolves have been kept scoreless in the first halves of three of their last four Super Rugby games, only once going
The Rebels have won all four of their Super Rugby matches against the Sunwolves, scoring an average of 39 points per game against them.
The Sunwolves have lost their last six Super Rugby matches on the bounce at home, the longest losing run on home soil in the