Sunwolves claim historic Super Rugby win over the Blues in Tokyo

The Sunwolves have sent shockwaves through the rugby world after they defeated the Blues 48-21 at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo.

In 42 degree weather, the conditions and a fired up Sunwolves team proved too strong for the Blues, whose forward pack lacked urgency the whole game and were too predictable and pedestrian with ball in hand.

Starting well, the visitors looked like they could put a very big score on the Sunwolves, shooting out to a 14-0 lead early on in the fray.

Leading by 21-14 at the break, a victory to the home side was never really considered until Jerome Kaino was controversially binned in the 58th minute for a high tackle in which the Sunwolves took big advantage of.

Once they hit the lead through a Yu Tamara penalty, the Sunwolves seemed to draw in energy from the crowd as they managed to implement the same kind of quick defensive line that proved successful for the Lions against the All Blacks over the last three weeks.

It was the Sunwolves first ever win over a New Zealand side, and their second of the season.

It is a disappointing end to the season for the Blues who last month stunned the British and Irish Lions in Auckland.