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    Sunwolves mix it up for Bulls challenge

    2018-06-28 13:18

    Cape Town - The Sunwolves have made eight changes to the side that lost to the Brumbies 41-31 in Canberra at the start of the month.

    Head coach Jamie Joseph has returned to New Zealand for a back operation so Tony Brown has taken charge and he has brought Gerhard van den Heever, Michael Little and Akihito Yamada into the backline.

    There are a further five alterations among the pack to face the Bulls with Yoshitaka Tokunaga, Shunsuke Nunomako, Uwe Helu, Takuma Asahara and Jaba Bregvadze coming into the team up front.

    On the bench, only Hencus van Wyk and Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, who both started in their last encounter, remain from the squad that played the Australian outfit.

    Teams:

    Sunwolves

    15 Gerhard van den Heever, 14 Semisi Masirewa, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Michael Little, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 7 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 6 Willie Britz, 5 Uwe Helu, 4 James Moore, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Craig Milla

    Substitutes: 16 Yusuke Niwai, 17 Shintaro Ishihara, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Rikiya Matsuda, 23 Ryoto Nakamura

    Bulls

    15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Johnny Kotze, 11 Divan Rossouw, 10 Handré Pollard (captain), 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 RG Snyman,4  Jason Jenkins, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Pierre Schoeman

    Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Morné Smith, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Nic de Jager, 21 André Warner, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Dries Swanepoel

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