The Sunwolves got their first win of the season in style as they scored six tries to thrash a poor Reds side 63-28 in Tokyo on Saturday.
Sunwolves left wing Hosea Saumaki scored a second-half hat-trick, while flyhalf Hayden Parker scored a try, seven penalties and five conversions for a personal haul of 36 points.
The Reds led 14-9 after 22 minutes, thanks to tries from hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa and scrumhalf Ben Lucas, while Parker kicked three penalties for the Sunwolves in response.
However, it was all Sunwolves from then on. South African lock Grant Hattingh and Parker crossed before the break to give them a 29-14 lead.
Saumaki then scored tries in the 54th, 78th and 81st minutes of the match for his hat-trick, with the hosts also being awarded a penalty try in the 69th.
The Reds scored two second-half tries, through No 8 Angus Scott-Young and right-wing Filipo Daugunu, but they proved scant consolation for the humiliated Australians.
Sunwolves – Tries: Grant Hattingh, Hayden Parker, Hosea Saumaki (3), penalty try. Conversions: Parker (5). Penalties: Parker (7).
Reds – Tries: Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Ben Lucas, Angus Scott-Young, Filipo Daugunu. Conversions: Jono Lance (4).
Sunwolves – 15 Semisi Masirewa, 14 Kenki Fukuoka, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Michael Little, 11 Hosea Saumaki, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Yutaka Nagare, 8 Kazuki Himeno, 7 Edward Quirk (c), 6 Michael Leitch, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Wimpie van der Walt, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Craig Millar.
Subs: 16 Yusuke Niwai, 17 Shintaro Ishihara, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Uwe Helu, 20 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Jason Emery.
Reds – 15 Hamish Stewart, 14 Filipo Daugunu, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Jordan Petaia, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ben Lucas, 8 Angus Scott-Young, 7 George Smith, 6 Adam Korczyk, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 James Slipper (c).
Subs: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Sef Fa’agase, 19 Harry Hockings, 20 Liam Wright, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Aidan Toua.
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