Sunwolves mix it up for Sydney trip
Cape Town - The Sunwolves have made six changes to their starting line-up for the Super Rugby clash with the Waratahs at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.
Ryuji Noguchi has come in for Gerhard van den Heever at full-back, while Yutaka Nagare has been included at the expense of Keisuke Uchida at scrum-half. Nagare will also captain the side.
Meanwhile, there is an all-new loose trio, as Kazuki Himeno, Edward Quirk and Michael Leitch replace Yoshitaka Tokunaga, Shunsuke Nunomaki and Willie Britz respectively.
The final change sees Grant Hattingh preferred over Uwe Helu in the number five jersey, with Sunwolves interim head coach Tony Brown sticking with the same front-row that did him justice in last weekend's win over the Bulls.
15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Clark, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 10 Bernard Foley (captain), 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Will Miller, 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Jed Holloway, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Tom Robertson
Subs: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Brad Wilkin, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Alex Newsome
15 Ryuji Noguchi, 14 Semisi Masirewa, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Michael Little, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Yutaka Nagare (captain), 8 Kazuki Himeno, 7 Edward Quirk, 6 Michael Leitch, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 James Moore, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Craig Millar
Substitutes: 16 Yusuke Niwai, 17 Keita Inagaki, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Wimpie Vanderwlat, 20 Rahboni Warren Vosayako, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Rikiya Matsuda, 23 Ryoto Nakamura