Super Rugby

Sunwolves announce team to play Kings




Japanese Super Rugby franchise the Sunwolves have named a hew halfback pairing for this weekend’s clash in Singapore against the Southern Kings.

Former Highlander and Super Rugby champion Fumiaki Tanaka replaces  Keisuke Uchida in the Sunwolves starting line up and partners Hayden Cripps at flyhalf.

Cripps comes into the side replacing Hikaru Tamura who drops out of the 23.

Elsewhere Shota Emi comes in at fullback for Riaan Viljoen and the final change is Shokei Kin starting for Malgene Ilaua at flank.


15 Shota Emi, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Shokei Kin, 6 Ed Quirk, 5 Sam Wykes, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Heiichiro Ito, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Masataka Mikami

Replacements: 16 Takeshi Hino, 17 Koki Yamamoto, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Kotaro Yatabe, 20 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 21 Keisuke Uchida, 22 Will Tupou, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

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