The HITO-Communications Sunwolves joined the Super Rugby competition in 2016. The inaugural team was formed from players from Japan National Team Squad who impressed during the 2015 Rugby World Cup played in England. The first team jersey is coloured red-orange; which is the colour of the rising sun and it also displays a bold wolf. The second team jersey is grey, and represents the speed of wolves. The design also includes the team slogan "Break the Line"