Pic: Have You Seen The Sunwolves Terrifying New Mascot For The Super Rugby Season?
A new era for Japanese rugby is set to kick off tomorrow with the Sunwolves playing their first game in the expanded Super Rugby competition against the Johannesburg-based Lions in Tokyo.
For those who see the glass as being half-full it is an opportunity for Japan to build on the rugby boom that followed the Brave Blossoms’ exploits at last year’s Rugby World Cup and a chance for players to bridge the gap between Top League and test-match rugby.
“In an ideal world, in years two, three and four, going to Japan will be a big challenge. Hopefully they will be a force at some stage in the future,” New Zealand Rugby’s head of professional rugby, Neil Sorensen, was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
The only issue so far is we’re not sure about their new mascot. We reckon they perhaps could have went for something a little less terrifying. We’ll let you decide.