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Sunwolves’ Super Rugby journey comes to premature end

Rugby Australia has said the Sunwolves will not take part in Australia's pared-back Super Rugby competition this year, bringing the curtain down on the Tokyo franchise.

This season was already set to be the Sunwolves' last in Super Rugby. Sanzaar, the alliance of the Southern Hemisphere's major rugby unions, last year decided to the cut team, which has failed to gain traction among Japanese fans and sponsors since launch in 2016.

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