Todd Phillips

A Quirk Of Fate


It’s been over an hour since the game finished. The Sunwolves, playing at home against the Melbourne-based Rebels, just got their tails handed to them with the Australian side racking up eight tries to one in a 52-7 demolition of their Tokyo hosts. 

 Yet behind the barricades, near the stadium entrance, a small crowd of fans waits, hoping to catch their favorite players. The supporters, in team shirts and hats, are still waving their red, orange and black wolf flags, full of smiles despite ... 

Future Uncertain After Sunwolves Exit


With the recent shock announcement from SANZAAR that the Sunwolves will no longer be part of Super Rugby after the 2020 season, the future of rugby development in Japan has become much more uncertain. 


 The Super Rugby side has, since 2016, been bridging the gap between the Top League and the international...

Sunwolves’ Future Up In The Air


What a month it has been for Japan's Super Rugby side the Sunwolves as they proved to their critics that maybe, just maybe, things are looking up for the men from Tokyo. 

 After a heavy 10-45 first-round loss to the Sharks, the knives were already out to have the Japanese franchise cut from Super Rugby 2020. The following week was a massive step-up; playing in front of a 14,000 strong crowd at Tokyo’s Chichibunomiya Stadium the Sunwolves surged to life and only ...