Sunwolves snare first Super Rugby victory

Yasutaka Sasakura of the Sunwolves celebrates scoring. Photo / Getty
Yasutaka Sasakura of the Sunwolves celebrates scoring. Photo / Getty

A week after conceding an embarrassing 92 points to the Cheetahs, the Sunwolves have pulled off their first Super Rugby victory.

The Japanese side have defeated the Argentinian-based Jaguares 36-28 in Tokyo this afternoon.

Both sides held the lead a number of times throughout the enthralling match, before the Sunwolves scored a try right on fulltime to ensure a victory.

The win temporarily lifts the Sunwolves ahead of the Force and Kings on the Super Rugby ladder.

It was an impressive bounce back from Mark Hammett's men, just a week after the Sunwolves suffered one of the worst defeats in the competition's history, 92-17 to the Cheetahs.

Sunwolves 36 (Derek Carpenter, Yasutaka Sasakura, Harumichi Tatekawa tries Tusi Pisi 3 cons, Pisi 4, Riaan Viljoen pens)

Jaguares 28 (Emiliano Boffelli, Agustin Creevy, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Facundo Isa tries Juan Martin Hernandez con 2 pens)

- NZ Herald

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