The Sunwolves might struggle on the field during their debut Super Rugby season, but they are making waves off the field after their mascot was unveiled.

The mascot has been called terrifying and creepy by scores of people on social media.

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To make matters even stranger, the mascot is not a full body costume like many others, instead being a werewolf mask with a human body.

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The mascot was sideline to witness the Sunwolves' first ever Super Rugby game - a 26-13 loss to the Lions.