Sunwolves ring changes for Stormers
Cape Town - Sunwolves coach Mark Hammett has named his team
for Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Newlands.
Hammett has made several changes to the team that lost 33-28
to the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth last weekend.
Up front, there are two new starting props in Masataka
Mikami and Takuma Asahara, while Shinya Makabe comes in at lock to partner
Argentine international Tomas Leonardi is also back in the
starting team at No 8, with Ed Quirk moving to flank and Andrew Durutalo
dropping to the bench.
In the backline, Hammett has opted for new starting
halfbacks in Yuki Yatomi and Yu Tamura, who replace Kaito Shigeno and Tusi Pisi.
Derek Carpenter and Mifiposeti Paea will also form a new
centre partnership, replacing Yu Tamura and Harumichi Tatekawa.
Friday night’s clash is scheduled for 19:00.
15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13 Mifiposeti Paea, 12
Derek Carpenter, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Yuki Yatomi, 8 Tomas
Leonardi, 7 Ed Quirk, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Timothy Bond, 4 Shinya Makabe, 3 Takuma
Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (captain), 1 Masataka Mikami
Substitutes: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke
Kakinaga, 19 Yoshiya Hosoda, 20 Andrew Durutalo, 21 Atsushi Hiwasa, 22
Harumichi Tatekawa, 23 Yasutaka Sasakura
15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Juan
de Jongh (co-captain), 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Louis
Schreuder, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Pieter-Steph
du Toit, 4 JD Schickerling, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Oli Kebble
Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18
Frans Malherbe (co-captain), 19 Rynhardt Elstadt, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Godlen
Masimla, 22 Huw Jones, 23 Damian de Allende