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Fans hit back at SANZAAR after Sunwolves pick up win at Waratahs

A week after beating the champions Crusaders, the New South Wales Waratahs slumped to a loss at home to the Sunwolves on Friday.

It was the Japanese side’s first win on Australian soil in Super Rugby, to go alongside their first win in New Zealand earlier this season against the Chiefs.

The Australian side rested some key players, and their absence was certainly noticed, particularly Bernard Foley’s, but that does not take anything away from a Sunwolves team that defended superbly, and took it to a Waratahs defence that had received a lot of plaudits going into the match.

The Sunwolves have had a lot of attention this past week, after being controversially axed from Super Rugby following the 2020 season. In light of this news, and their performance, many fans have questioned the decision-making of SANZAAR on Twitter. This is what they are saying:

Of course, the decision to remove the Sunwolves from Super Rugby had many more factors to it than simply their performances, as there was financial difficulty. However, based on how they played against the Waratahs, many fans are bewildered that the decision has been made.

While their performance was not great against the Lions in Singapore last weekend, the Sunwolves came to prove their doubters wrong in Australia this weekend. Many fans feel that this is the perfect response from the Japanese team, who would have been licking their wounds this week.

The Sunwolves played good rugby against the Waratahs, and it is clear that they are a team that are progressing in their fourth season in the competition, and fans were saying that out of the two teams, it is hard to believe that the Sunwolves are getting the ones getting the chop.

Nonetheless, after what has surely been a turbulent week, this was the perfect way for the Sunwolves to make a statement.

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Fans hit back at SANZAAR after Sunwolves pick up win at Waratahs