On a hunt to make history

Hayden Parker crossing for a Sunwolves try. The team need a win from their remaining three games to better last season's two-win record.
Hayden Parker crossing for a Sunwolves try. The team need a win from their remaining three games to better last season's two-win record.PHOTO: JSRA/H. NAGAOKA

Sunwolves look to make 2018 their best season in three-year Super Rugby existence

The scores were tied, regulation time had run out, and Sunwolves' fly-half Hayden Parker was being closed down - fast - on his kicking side. Taking a deep breath, he swung his unpractised right boot through the ball and, seconds later, was mobbed by his team-mates.

The kick gave the Sunwolves a last-ditch drop goal to beat the Stormers 26-23 at Hong Kong's Mong Kok Stadium on May 19, for what was their second consecutive win, after beating the Reds 63-28 a week earlier.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2018, with the headline 'On a hunt to make history'. Print Edition | Subscribe