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    Sunwolves change seven for Cheetahs

    2017-03-09 11:21

    Bloemfontein - The Sunwolves will be eager to bounce back from their loss to the Kings when they face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

    They've made two changes to their backline as William Tupou comes in at outside centre and Keisuke Uchida is at scrumhalf, replacing Timothy Lafaele and Fumiaki Tanaka respectively in the starting line-up.

    Up front it's a brand new front-row as Koki Yamamoto and Yasuo Yamaji are the props while Yusuke Niwai is at hooker, with Uwe Hela alongside Liaki Moli this week at lock as Sam Wykes drops to the bench.

    There is also a change in the back-row as Shumei Matsuhashi comes onto the openside in place of Shokei Kin for what will be a tough game in South Africa.

    Teams:

    Cheetahs

    TBA

    Sunwolves

    15 Shota Emi, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 William Tupou, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Shumei Matsuhashi, 6 Ed Quirk (captain), 5 Uwe Hela, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Yasuo Yamaji, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Koki Yamamoto

    Substitutes: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Sam Wykes, 20 Shokei Kin, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Jumpei Ogura, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

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