Britz out of Bulls clash

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:41
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sunwolves will be without No.8 Willie Britz for their clash against the Bulls at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo.

Britz returned home for personal reasons, while regular captain Edward Quirk will also be missing alongside Jamie-Jerry Taulagi.

Taulagi sustained an injury during training ahead of the match.

Despite losing those three players, the Sunwolves welcome back a number big name players for the match. Keita Inagaki, Takeshi Kizu, Kotaro Matsuhima, Yu Tamura and Yuki Yatomi all return to the matchday squad.

Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, Nunomaki Shunsuke and Kotaro Matsuhima will make their debuts for the Sunwolves on Saturday.

Sunwolves: 15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 Timothy Lafaele (captain), 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Yasuo Yamaji, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Koki Yamamoto.     
Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Keita Inagaki, 18 Heiichiro Ito, 19 Sam Wykes, 20 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 21 Yuki Yatomi, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Ryohei Yamanaka.

Date: Saturday, April 8
Venue: Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
Kick-off: 14.15 (07.15 SA Time; 05.15 GMT)
Referee: Will Houston (Australia)
Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia), Akhiso Aso (Japan)
TMO: Minoru Fuji (Japan)

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