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Axing Sunwolves will damage Asian rugby: team CEO

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Teams from South Africa had reportedly disliked the long trips to Tokyo and Singapore for the Sunwolves' home games.

What about the long trips to Arg, NZ and oz? Travel has always been an issue in SR, not much you can do about it (or just play domestic footy & earn less like they do in other sports/countries i.e euro leagues, nba, nrl, afl etc).

Sunwolves got shafted by sanzaar from the start.

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goldorak

What about the long trips to Arg, NZ and oz? Travel has always been an issue in SR

Right? This article (from 2016) shows the Sunwolves travelled the most (90,605kms), with the Jaguares second (72,318). Didn't hear them complaining - although maybe the Jaguares did in Spanish. The most traveled SA team was the Bulls (4th - 61,518).

Wolves and Jaguares (neither of whom made the playoffs that year) still traveled further than all the teams that did.

https://www.theroar.com.au/2016/08/04/super-rugby-travel-team-fare-2016/

Sunwolves got shafted by sanzaar from the start.

Yep. Didn't fill the coffers as much as they were supposed to, so dumped.

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Wolves and Jaguares (neither of whom made the playoffs that year) still traveled further than all the teams that did.

Sorry to quote myself; except the Chiefs (78,121)

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It was a failed experiment. SR needs to return to a round robin and means fewer teams. Last in, first out. Plus the sunwolves are like a foreign entity with some token Japanese players... who is it actually helping?

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