Super Rugby is the most high profile professional rugby competition that takes place in Asia. Although only one team from Asia is involved, the Sunwolves, they play games in Japan and Singapore.
Super Rugby involves top franchise based teams from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa and some of the worlds best players. The exposure at this level is important for the region
The predominantly Japanese-based Sunwolves have been involved in Super Rugby since 2015 and play home games in Japan at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium as well as Singapore. This allows fans in Asia to watch top quality rugby live.
The Sunwolves are placed in the Australia conference with the NSW Waratahs, Reds (Queensland), Brumbies (ACT) and Melbourne Rebels. However, due to the conference cross-over system, the Sunwolves will also play teams from Sout Africa, New Zealand and the Jaguares (Argentina).