Japanese Super Rugby franchise the Sunwolves edged former champions the Bulls 21-20 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo.
Both teams scored two tries each and the result came down to kicking with Yu Tamura kicking a late penalty to earn the victory.
The Bulls had the opportunity to snatch the victory but Francois Brummer missed a penalty kick three minutes from time.
The victory is the Sunwolves first of the 2017 Super Rugby season and is the Bulls fifth loss in six matches.
The Bulls only other victory in 2017 was against the Sunwolves in Pretoria last month.
Next week the Bulls play the Jaguares at home in Pretoria while the Sunwolves take on the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Final Score Sunwolves 21 (11) Bulls 20 (10)
Tries – R.W.Vosayaco, T.Nakazuru
Pen – H.Cripps 2, Y.Tamura,
Con – H.Cripps
Tries – B.Odendaal, T.Ismaiel
Pen – T.Schoeman 2
Con – T.Schoeman 2
Cards – J.Serfontein (67th min yellow)
Referee: Will Houston
Assistant Ref 1:Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant Ref 2: Akihisa Aso
TMO : Minoru Fuji
15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Yasuo Yamaji, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Koki Yamamoto
Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Keita Inagaki, 18 Heiichiro Ito, 19 Sam Wykes, 20 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 21 Yuki Yatomi, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Ryohei Yamanaka
Warrick Gelant, Travis Ismaiel, Jan Serfontein, Burger Odendaal, Jamba Ulengo, Tian Schoeman, Rudy Paige, Hanro Liebenberg, Jannes Kirsten, Nic de Jager, RG Snyman, Jason Jenkins, Trevor Nyakane, Adriaan Strauss (c), Lizo Gqoboko.
Replacements: Edgar Marutlulle, Pierre Schoeman, Martin Dreyer, Jaco Visagie/HendréStassen, Jacques Potgieter, Ivan van Zyl, Francois Brummer, Franco Naude.
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