Super Rugby Sunwolves denied by late Stormers surge

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Sunwolves were denied their first victory over an established Super Rugby side in the final 20 minutes as Stormers finished with a flourish in Singapore. A glut of first-half points put the Japanese franchise in touching distance of only their second victory on Saturday - their previous success coming against fellow newboys Jaguares last season. Derek Carpenter, Shota Emi and Liaki Moli all crossed as Sunwolves took a 24-20 lead into the break, and when Carpenter grabbed his second early in the second half that advantage stretched to 11 points.

Alex Fisher by Alex Fisher