Super Rugby

Sunwolves turn to SA No 8 for Stormers clash

Willie Britz (Getty Images)
Willie Britz (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Sunwolves have made six changes to their side for Saturday's clash against the Stormers in Hong Kong, including the return of South African Willie Britz

The former Lions and Cheetahs loose forward will wear the No 8 jersey as the Japanese side looks to build on their first win of the season last weekend when they thrashed the Reds 63-28.

Britz replaces Kazuki Himeno at No 8, while Wimpie van der Walt is replaced by Sam Wykes in the second row. 

The Stormers are desperate for a win to get their season back on track. 

Kick-off is at 07:15 (SA time). 

Teams:

Sunwolves

15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Kenki Fukuoka, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Michael Little, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Edward Quirk (captain), 6 Michael Leitch, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Shintaro Ishihara

Substitutes: 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

Stormers

15 SP Marais, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Carlu Sadie, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Jan de Klerk, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 EW Viljoen

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