Japan’s Sunwolves says they’re eager to participate in Rugby Australia’s proposed tournament in July as it would allow the side to leave a legacy before their Super Rugby departure.

On Monday, Rugby Australia said they were looking at potentially
including both the Western Force and the Sunwolves in a competition with
their four Super Rugby sides to start in early July.

The resumption of Super Rugby is impossible because of international
travel bans so Australia is looking to follow New Zealand’s lead by
setting up a one-country competition to get players back on the pitch.

Before Super Rugby was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, the
Sunwolves were playing in their final season before being axed from the
otherwise southern hemisphere competition.

Sunwolves CEO Yuji Watase welcomed the proposal and said he would be
happy for the team to be based in Australia for the duration of the

Rugby Australia said the competition would last for 12 weeks from early July with the last two rounds encompassing the playoffs and final.


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