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Sunwolves unchanged for Cheetahs

Atsushi Hiwasa clears the ball for the Sunwolves

Japanese Super Rugby franchise the Sunwolves have retained the starting team that was beaten 13-26 by the Lions for their match against the Cheetahs in Singapore.

Sunwolves coach Mark Hammett has chosen to retain his starting XV for the Cheetahs but brought in Takuma Asahara and Mifiposeti Paea on the replacements bench.

The changes mean that Koki Yamamoto and Hajime Yamashata miss out for the Sunwolves first match in Singapore and their second in Super Rugby.

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 (c), 1 Keith Inagaki.

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