Japan SRL, which manages Hitomi Communications Sunwolves, has been negotiating Super Rugby Australian National Tournament (Super Rugby Australia) We are pleased to announce that we have officially been notified by the Australian Rugby Association that we will no longer be able to participate in the tournament.
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Currently, due to the spread of COVID-19 infection, measures are being taken to prevent entry from Japan to Australia. Even if entry is permitted, athletes are required to have 14 days of compulsory isolation in the hotel’s private room before training begins, and a base (campground) for the team to stay for 12 weeks. Must be prepared.
Under these conditions, JSRA will work with the Australian Rugby Association, SANZAAR, and the Australian Government by early June to join Sun Wolves in Super Rugby Australia, which is expected to begin July 3. I have been doing my best to prepare to enter the country. However, the impact of COVID-19 was so great that the conditions were constantly changing, and it was not possible to set the conditions for the Sun Wolves to participate in the remaining time, so it was concluded that preparations for a match in Australia from July 3 could not be made in time. Came to.
Comment from CEO Yuji Watase
We would like to apologize to all of you who were looking forward to the resumption of the game of Sun Wolves, and we were unable to fulfill that wish and made a disappointing report. Following this decision, the challenge for Super Rugby by Sunwolves, who has participated in the five seasons, will be over. It’s a great disappointment to conclude the season in this way, but I feel honored and honored to be able to participate in the world’s highest level rugby league. We would like to thank all of our sponsors / suppliers, founders clubs, supporters, media, and fans who have supported us at Sunwolves for 5 years. And I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the players and staff who have been fighting for Japan Rugby for Sun Wolves.