Sunwolves - a brief rugby history
The Sunwolves (based in Japan) will compete in the 2016 super competition for the first time.
In 2017 they play 7 home games against the Hurricanes, Kings, Stormers, Bulls, Sharks, Cheetahs & Blues. They will play 8 away games against the Cheetahs, Bulls, Crusaders, Highlanders, Chiefs, jaguares, Lions & Stormers.
The head coach is Filo Tiatia.
The 2017 captain is Shota Horie.
The squad is: Takuma Asahara, Willie Britz, Derek Carpenter, Hayden Cripps, Kenki Fukuoka, Teruya Goto, Uwe Helu, Takeshi Hino, Malgene Ilaua, Keita Inagaki, Heiichiro Ito, Koo Jiwon, Kyosuke Kajikawa, Takeshi Kizu, Timothy Lafaele, Shinya Makabe, Shuhei Matsuhashi, Kotaro Matsushima, Masataka Mikami, Yuhimaru Mimura, Liaki Moli, Takahiro Ogawa, Hitoshi Ono, Edward Quirk, Yasutaka Sasakura, Kaito Shigeno, Hikaru Tamura, Yu Tamura, Fumiaki Tanaka, Harumichi Tatekawa, Yoshitaka Tokunaga, Keisuke Uchida, Riaan Viljoen, Yokomi Yamamoto, Yuki Yatomi.
They finished 18th in 2016.
They are 16th= on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$251.00.
On Centre Bet (Aus) they are picked at 16th= @ A$251.00.