Sunwolves roll out new centres for Bulls clash
Cape Town - Sunwolves head coach Filo Tiatia has made three changes to his starting XV for Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Bulls.
Two of those changes come in midfield where Jamie-Jerry Taulagi and Timothy Lafaele form a new centre partnership.
The other change for the Sunwolves comes in the second row where Sam Wykes starts, forming a new pairing with Uwe Helu.
Former Reds backrower Ed Quirk once again captains the side from
blindside flank, while Kenki Fukuoka, who scored two tries last
weekend against the Cheetahs, also starts.
New faces on the bench include prop Heiichiro Ito, back-row Yoshitaka Tokunaga and back Ryohei Yamanaka.
Kick-off at Loftus Versfeld in at 19:00.
15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13
Jan Serfontein, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Handre Pollard
(captain), 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Renaldo Bothma, 6 Ruan
Steenkamp, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Edgar
Marutlulle, 1 Pierre Schoeman
Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17
Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21
Ivan van Zyl, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Jesse Kriel
15 Shota Emi, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, 12 Timothy
Lafaele, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Willie
Britz, 7 Shumei Matsuhashi, 6 Ed Quirk (captain), 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Sam Wykes, 3
Yasuo Yamaji, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Koki Yamamoto
Substitutes: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18
Heiichiro Ito, 19 Liaki Moli, 20 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 21 Kaito Shigeno,
22 Jumpei Ogura, 23 Ryohei Yamanaka