Sunwolves retain starting XV
Brisbane - The Sunwolves have named an unchanged side that drew 17-all against the Stormers last week, to play the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.
The Cape side were made to work hard to salvage a draw against a determined and inspired Sunwolves side.
Coach Mark Hammett has rewarded his troops for last week's effort and has aimed for consistency by retaining the starting line-up.
Inside centre Harumichi Tatekawa retains the captaincy for a second week, regular captain Shota Horie has been named on the bench.
The only change to the matchday squad is the return of prop Keita Inagaki, who is named amongst the replacements for the first time in six weeks.
Inagaki’s return to the bench means that Ziun Gu is the only player from last week who misses out completely on selection.
Reds: 15. Ayumu Goromaru, 14. Chris Feauai-Sautia,
13. Campbell Magnay, 12. Anthony Fainga’a, 11. Eto Nabuli, 10. Jake
McIntyre, 9. Nick Frisby, 9. Nick Frisby, 8. Curtis Browning, 7. Liam
Gill, 6. Hendrik Tui, 5. Rob Simmons, 4. Cadeyrn Neville, 3. Greg
Holmes, 2. Andrew Ready, 2. Andrew Ready,2. Andrew Ready, 1. James
Substitutes: 16. Matt Mafi, 17. Sef
Fa’agase, 18. Sam Talakai, 19. Ben Matwijow, 20. Michael Gunn, 21. James
Tuttle, 22. Duncan Paia’aua, 23. Junior Laloifi
Riaan Viljoen, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Derek Carpenter, 12 Harumichi
Tatekawa (captain), 11 John Stewart, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Atsushi Hiwasa, 8
Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Fa’ Atiga Lemalu, 4 Timothy
Bond, 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Takeshi Kizu, 1 Masataka Mikami
Shota Horie, 17 Keita Inagaki , 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Yoshiya Hosoda,
20 Taiyo Ando, 21 Yuki Yatomi, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Mifiposeti Paea