Super Rugby

Sunwolves starting XV unchanged for Cheetahs

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

Cape Town - Sunwolves coach Mark Hammett has shown confidence in his side by naming an unchanged starting XV to face the Cheetahs in Singapore.

The Japanese side lost 26-13 to the Lions in their first Super Rugby match in Tokyo two weeks ago.

Hammett has kept the faith with experienced hooker Shota Horie leading the side, while replacements Takuma Asahara and Mifiposeti Paeaare the only changes to the match-day squad.

These alterations to the bench mean that Koki Yamamoto and Hajime Yamashata are dropped from the match-day 23.

Saturday’s clash at Singapore National Stadium is scheduled for 12:55 (SA time).

Teams:

Sunwolves

15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Harumichi Tatekawa, 12 Yu Tamura, 11 Yasutaka Sasakura, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Atsushi Hiwasa, 8 Edward Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Hitoshi Ono, 4 Timothy Vond, 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Shota Horie (captain), 1 Keith Inagaki.

Substitutes: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Derek Carpenter, 23 Mifiposeti Paea

Cheetahs

15 Sias Ebersohn, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Ox Nche 

Substitutes: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20  Hilton Lobberts, 21 Boom Prinsloo, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga

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