Sunwolves demise, sparse Singapore crowd underline rugby’s Asia problem

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Super Rugby - Sunwolves v Lions - Singapore National Stadium, Singapore - February 23, 2019 Gerhard van den Heever of the Sunwolves in action REUTERS/Feline Lim/File Photo

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The near-empty Singapore stadium in which Japan’s Sunwolves played out their latest Super Rugby defeat on Saturday was a stark reminder that developing the sport of rugby union across Asia was always going to be a tough task. There was certainly beer-fuelled merriment among the 4,389 fans dotted around the 55,000-seater stadium, […]

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