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    Sunwolves upset sloppy Blues in Japan

    2017-07-15 07:10

    Cape Town - The Sunwolves have stunned the Blues in their final Super Rugby clash at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday.

    As it happened: Sunwolves v Blues

    The Sunwolves won 48-21 after trailing 14-21 at half-time.

    The home side ran in eight tries through Keisuke Uchida, Ryohei Yamanaka, Kaito Shigeno, Yoshitaka Tokunaga, a penalty try and hat-trick by Timothy Lafaele.

    Flyhalf Yu Tamura landed two conversions, while replacement Jumpei Ogura also kicked one over the post.

    The Blues replied with three tries through James Parsons, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti and Michael Collins. Pivot Ihaia West landed three conversions for the New Zealand-side.

    Scorers:

    Sunwolves

    Tries: Timothy Lafaele (3), Keisuke Uchida, Ryohei Yamanaka, Penalty Try, Kaito Shigeno, Yoshitaka Tokunaga

    Conversions: Yu Tamura (2), Jumpei Ogura

    Blues

    Tries: James Parsons, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Michael Collins

    Conversions: Ihaia West (3)

    Teams:

    Sunwolves

    15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Kotaro Matsushima, 13 Willy Tupou, 12 Timothy Lafaele, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Tu Tamura, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Malgene Ilaua, 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Kotaro Yatabe, 3 Koo Jiwon, 2 Takeshi Hino, 1 Koki Yamamoto

    Substitutes: 16 Yusuke Niwai, 17 Keita Inagaki, 18 Yasuo Yamaji, 19 Yuya Odo, 20 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Jumpei Ogura, 23 Ryohei Yamanaka

    Blues

    15 Michael Collins, 14 Matt Duffie, 13 George Moala, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons (captain), 1 OfaTu’ungafasi

    Substitutes: 16 Hame Faiva, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Josh Goodhue, 20 Jerome Kaino, 21 Sam Nock, 22 Stephen Perofeta, 23 Rene Ranger

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    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
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