Sunwolves bring in Britz for Stormers clash

Thu, 17 May 2018 07:43
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunwolves head coach Jamie Joseph has made six changes to his starting XV for their Super Rugby Round 14 clash against the Stormers in Hong Kong.

In the backline, Kotaro Matsushima is at No.15 after Semisi Masirewa was ruled out with a dislocated finger.

Akihito Yamada comes in on the wing in place of Hosea Saumaki, who was ruled out due to a rib cartilage injury. Fumiaki Tanaka returns to the No.9 jersey with Yutaka Nagare dropping to the bench.

In the pack, Willem Britz gets the No.8 jersey while Sam Wykes replaces Wimpie van der Walt in the second row.

In the front row, Shintaro Ishihara gets the No.1 jersey in the place of Craig Millar.

Sunwolves: 15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Kenki Fukuoka, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Michael Little, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Willem Britz, 7 Edward Quirk (captain), 6 Michael Leitch, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Shintaro Ishihara.
Replacements: 16 Jaba Bregvadze 17 Craig Millar, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Uwe Helu, 20 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 21 Yutaka Nagare, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Jason Emery.

Date: Saturday, May 19
Venue: Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Kick-off: 14.15 (07.15 SA time; 05.15 GMT)
Referee: Nicholas Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: Shuhei Kubo (Japan), Tasuku Kawahara (Japan)
TMO: Minoru Fuji (Japan)

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