Sunwolves rotate for Chiefs clash

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:06
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sunwolves have made seven changes to their starting team for their clash against the Chiefs.

In the backline, Teruya Goto comes onto the wing for Takaaki Nakazuru, while Derek Carpenter replaces Timothy Lafaele in the midfield.

Hayden Cripps also gets the No.10 jersey back from Yu Tamura.

In the pack, Shunsuke Nunomaki comes in on the blindside, while Uwe Helu takes over the No.5 jersey with Sam Wykes moving to No.4 lock.

In the front row, Heiichiro Ito and Takeshi Kizu replaces Yasuo Yamaji and Yusuke Niwai respectively.

Sunwolves: 15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Teruya Goto, 13 William Tupou, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Yasutaka Sasakura, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Willem Britz, 7 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 6 Edward Quirk, 5 Sam Wykes, 4 Shinya Makabe, 3 Heiichiro Ito, 2 Takeshi Kizu, 1 Keita Inagaki.
Replacements: 16 Yusuke Niwai, 17 Koki Yamamoto, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Uwe Helu, 20 Rahboni Vosayaco, 21 Yuki Yatomi, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi.

Date: Saturday, April 29
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Kick-off: 19.35 (07.35 GMT; 16.35 Japan time)
Referee: Will Houston (Australia)
Assistant referees: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand), Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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