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Japan’s Sunwolves Super Rugby Defeat: A Dismal Reflection of Asian Rugby
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Japan’s Sunwolves Super Rugby Defeat: A Dismal Reflection of Asian Rugby

Hayden Parker plays in a near-empty stadium in Singapore. In a lugubrious-looking stadium filled with only but a handful of devoted rugby enthusiasts, Japan’s Sunwolves played out their defeat against the previous year finalists, South Africa’s Lions. The team was plagued with low morale even before the match begun — just the day before, SANZAAR, the Southern Hemisphere rugby body announced a harrowing decision to axe the Sunwolves after their 2020 season. Despite the continued, arduous efforts from Head Coach Tony Brown to assure the fanbase that the Sunwolves would carry on displaying the best version of their game, few…
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