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Japan's Sunwolves secure historic first Super Rugby win at expense of Jaguares

Published 23/04/2016

Tusi Pisi kicked four penalties and three conversions for the Sunwolves
Tusi Pisi kicked four penalties and three conversions for the Sunwolves

Japan's Sunwolves posted their first Super Rugby victory on Saturday with a 36-28 triumph over the Jaguares in Tokyo.

The lead changed hands several times in a pulsating encounter at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tusi Pisi edging the hosts decisively ahead on 71 minutes with his fourth penalty of the game and then converting Harumichi Tatekawa's last-gasp try.

Yasutaka Sasakura and Derek Carpenter also touched down for the Sunwolves, with Pisi converting all three. Riaan Viljoen added to Pisi's four penalties with one of his own five minutes after the restart.

Agustin Creevy, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Emiliano Boffelli and Facundo Isa all notched tries for Argentina's Jaguares, who had led 18-13 at the interval, with the visitors' other points coming from the boot of Juan Martin Hernandez.

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