SA duo in Sunwolves starting XV to face Sharks
Cape Town - The Sunwolves have named their team for Saturday's Super Rugby encounter against the Sharks in Singapore.
Kick-off is at 12:55 (SA time).
Two South African-born players - fullback Gerhard van den Heever and centre Shane Gates - have been named in the Japanese side's starting XV.
The Sunwolves are without a bulk of their Japanese internationals,
including Michael Leitch, Keita Inagaki, Shota Horie, Fumiaki Tanaka and
Kazuki Himeno, while coach Tony Brown is also away on duty with the
Brave Blossoms. Assistant Scott Hansen will take charge of the side in
his absence until mid-March.
Van den Heever is a former Bulls and Stormers player, while Gates previosuly played for the Southern Kings.
15 Gerhard van den Heever, 14 Semisi
Masirewa, 13 Shane Gates, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Rene Ranger, 10 Hayden
Parker, 9 Kaito Shigeno, 8 Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, 7 Ed Quirk, 6
Hendrik Tui, 5 James Moore, 4 Luke Thompson, 3 Asaeli Valu, 2 Jaba
Bregvadze, 1 Craig Millar (captain)
Substitutes: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Hiroshi Yamashita, 19 Awe
Helu, 20 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 21 Keisuke Uchida, 22 Rikiya Matsuda, 23
Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11
Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (captain), 8
Daniel du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4
Hyron Andrews, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai
16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Gideon
Koegelenberg, 20 Phendulani Buthelezi, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Rhyno
Smith, 23 Jeremy Ward