Britz leads Sunwolves against Chiefs
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Sunwolves head coach has Jamie Joseph has once again rotated his team. The Sunwolves return to Japan on the back of their impressive show in the 38-40 defeat to the Lions in Johannesburg last weekend.
The Sunwolves have a new front row with Hencus van Wyk, Shota Horie and Keita Inagaki replacing Jiwon Koo, Yusuke Niwai and Craig Millar.
In the second row Uwe Helu comes in for Wimpie van der Walt, who drops down to the bench.
In the back row, Michael Leitch moves from No.8 to No.6. Edward Quirk and Britz join Leitch in the back row.
There is a new halfback pairing in the form of Yu Tamura, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka. Timothy Lafaele replaces William Tupou in the midfield.
In the back three Kotaro Matsushima shifts from fullback to the wing. Ryuji Noguchi takes over the No.15 jersey.
Sunwolves: 15 Ryuji Noguchi, 14 Kotaro Matsushima, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Michael Little, 11 Hosea Saumaki, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Willem Britz (captain), 7 Edward Quirk, 6 Michael Leitch, 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Kazuki Himeno, 3 Hencus van Wyk, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Keita Inagaki.
Replacements: 16 Yusuke Niwai, 17 Craig Millar, 18 Jiwon Koo, 19 Wimpie van der Walt, 20 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 21 Yutaka Nagare, 22 Robbie Robinson, 23 William Tupou.
Date: Saturday, March 24
Venue: Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
Kick-off: 13.15 (17.15 NZ time; 04.15 GMT)
Referee: William Houston (Australia)
Assistant referees: Aki Aso (Japan), Tasuku Kawahara (Japan)
TMO: Minoru Fuji (Japan)