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Tokyo-based Sunwolves out of Super Rugby after time runs out amid pandemic; Club issued a statement, saying the implications of Covid-19 restrictions and changes to the 2020 season meant the end of the franchise

Jun 01, 2020 - The Independent UK

Time has run out for the Tokyo-based Sunwolves to join a Super Rugby competition that has been revamped because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rugby Australia issued a statement on Monday, saying travel restrictions and border closures meant the Sunwolves would not have enough time to prepare for the 3 July kick-off.

The regular Super Rugby tournament was suspended in March after seven rounds of matches, leaving teams from five countries in limbo.

New Zealand will kick off a five...