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Sunwolves change five for Bulls



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The Sunwolves have named a team with five changes to the side that was beaten by the Rebels for this weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Bulls in Singapore.

The Sunwolves star winger against the Cheetahs two weeks ago Akihito Yamada moves sides on the wing takes over from Mifiposeti Paea who is named on the bench.

Former Tasman winger Viliami Lolohea comes in at 14 replacing Yamada. At No.9 Kaito Shigeno comes off the bench into the starting line up replacing Atsushi Hiwasa who drops out of the 23.

Tomas Leonardi comes in for Ed Quirk who is rotated to the bench as straight swaps.

Timothy Bond has been suspended so Hitoshi Ono changes sides in the second row and in comes Liaki Moli.

The front row is unchanged is unchanged and Shota Horie retains the captaincy.


15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13.Harumichi Tatekawa , 12 Yu Tamura, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Kaito Shigeno,, 8 Tomas Leonardi, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Yoshiya Hosoda, 5 Liaki Moli, 4 Hitoshi Ono , 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (c), 1 Keith Inagaki.

Replacements : 16.Futoshi Mori,17. Masataka Mikami,18.Shinosuke Kakinaga , 19.Shinya Makabe, 20.Ed Quirk, 21, Yuki Yatomi, 22 Mifiposeti Paea , 23. Yasutaka Sasakura

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