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    Pisi back for Cheetahs duel

    2016-04-14 11:24

    Cape Town - Sunwolves coach Mark Hammett has named his team for their Super Rugby encounter against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday (19:00 kick-off).

    Hammett made a few changes to the team that lost 46-19 to the Stormers in Cape Town last weekend.

    Playmaker Tusi Pisi is back at flyhalf after being rested against the Stormers last week. He replaces Yu Tamura in the No 10 jersey. 

    Mifiposeti Paea moves to the wing after playing in the midfield against the Stormers. He replaces the injured Akihito Yamada, while Derek Carpenter's new midfield partner will be Harumichi Tatekawa.

    Up front, Liaki Moli moves to the second row to replace the suspended Timothy Bond, while veteran lock Hitoshi Ono also returns to the starting XV. 

    Hammett has also shuffled his back row with Tomás Leonardi starting at flank, while Ed Quirk moves to No 8.

    Andrew Durutalo, who came off the bench against the Stormers, will wear the No 7 jersey. 

    Teams:

    Cheetahs 

    15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Francois Venter (captain), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Hilton Lobberts, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais

    Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Danie Minnie, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Oupa Mohoje, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga 

    Sunwolves

    15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13 Harumichi Tatekawa 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Mifiposeti Paea, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Yuki Yatomi, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Tomás Leonardi, 5 Liaki Moli, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (captain), 1 Masataka Mikami 

    Substitutes: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19 Faatiga Lemalu, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Yasutaka Sasakura

     

     

     

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