Super Rugby

Sunwolves shake up pack for Kings

Mark Hammett (Gallo Images)
Mark Hammett (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Sunwolves coach Mark Hammett has made four changes to his pack for their Super Rugby clash against the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Hammett has kept the same backline that narrowly lost 30-27 to the Bulls in Singapore last weekend.

Liaki Moli shifts from the back row and will scrum down on the blindside, Timothy Bond replaces Moli in the No 5 jersey, while Shinnosuke Kakinaga comes in for Takuma Asahara in the front row.

Tomás Leonardi drops to the bench and Ed Quirk replaces him at No 8. The final change sees Yoshiya Hosoda named amongst the replacements making way for Moli at No 6.

Saturday’s clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is scheduled for 17:05.

Teams:

Southern Kings

15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Malcolm Jaer, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 CJ Velleman, 5 JC Astle, 4 Steven Sykes (captain), 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Sti Sithole

Substitutes: 16 Martin Ferreira, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Schalk Oelofse, 20 Chris Cloete, 21 Kevin Luiters, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Jaco van Tonder

Sunwolves

15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13 Harumichi Tatekawa, 12 Yu Tamura, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Kaito Shigeno, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Timothy Bond, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Shota Horie (captain), 1 Keita Inagaki

Substitutes: 16 Futoshi Mori, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Tomás Leonardi, 22 Yuki Yatomi, 23 Mifiposeti Paea

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