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Japan's Sunwolves set to be dropped from Super Rugby: report

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By MICHAEL BRADLEY

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Shame. I enjoyed the occasional trip to Tokyo to watch the Sunwolves - even if partly to see their oppositions’ players (All Black, Wallaby, Boks...Creevy)

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According to RF/kyodo news "SANZAAR had required Japan pay a participation fee of roughly 1 billion yen a year in order for the Sunwolves to compete after 2020 -- something that is not asked of other franchises."

That's extortion, pure and simple.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/03/91dcdd504b86-rugby-sunwolves-set-to-be-culled-from-super-rugby-reports.html

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According to RF/kyodo news "SANZAAR had required Japan pay a participation fee of roughly 1 billion yen a year in order for the Sunwolves to compete after 2020 -- something that is not asked of other franchises."

Disgraceful. Sunwolves looked to have had some good crowds through the gate - at least in their games at Chichibu. (Singapore may be another matter)

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Say it aint so...They’re just coming right too, even without their JP internationals..Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown have done a pretty good job this year..No pastings of late (Sharks game, Nah) and very slim margins when they lost, historic win in NZ..

Shame Hong Kong didnt get more games,hard to imgagine Singapore getting on the Rugby bandwagon.Sanzaars money grab didnt work, poor form really...

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