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Sunwolves change seven for Cheetahs clash


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Sunwolves head coach Filo Tiatia has named a team with seven changes for their Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

In the backline Joseph has brought in William Tupou at outside centre and Keisuke Uchida is at scrum-half, replacing Timothy Lafaele and Fumiaki Tanaka.

In the forwards there is a new front row made up of Koki Yamamoto and Yasuo Yamaji as the props and Yusuke Niwai at hooker.

Sam Wykes drops to the replacements bench so Uwe Hela and Liaki Moli are the second rowers while Shumei Matsuhashi replaces Shokei Kin at flank.


15 Shota Emi, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 William Tupou, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Shumei Matsuhashi, 6 Ed Quirk, 5 Uwe Hela, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Yasuo Yamaji, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Koki Yamamoto

Replacements: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Sam Wykes, 20 Shokei Kin, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Jumpei Ogura, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

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