First Win against Top League XV by 52 - 24 in today's pre-season match ; Top League All Star " FOR ALL CHARITY MATCH 2016" at Toyota Stadium on 13th February (Sat).
Started the game with Top League XV's first try just after kick-off. After that, we took a lead and finished the first half by 26-10 with our 70% ball possession.
In the second half, lots of substitutions in today's pre-season match made communication within Sunwolves difficult, which revealed some points to improve in set plays and defense. Team will review those issues in Okinawa Camp from 15th of February and face Lions on 27th of February at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium.
Interview comment from Captain, Shota Horie
Today, we could try some key plays both in attack and defense, which enabled us to identify the points to improve such as communication to organize our defense more.
Top League XV players' good performance with good motivation made today's match a good one. We as one team are going into the final preparation for the match vs. Lions on 27th of Feb. Your supports are significantly important for us. Let's face Lions together at the stadium in Tokyo on 27th.
MVP Tusi Pisi
Some points to improve were revealed in today's match. However,we could show good attacks many times.
I am really looking forward to playing with new players in the first Japanese Super Rugby team. Hope we could show our good performance in the coming Super Rugby 2016 season.