Super Rugby

Yamada returns for Sunwolves against the Force




Japanese Super Rugby franchise the Sunwolves have named their top try scorer Akihito Yamada in their team to play the Western Force at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo..

Faatiga Lemalu and John Stewart have both been included in the starting line up for the first time as head coach Mark Hammett rotates the side that beat the Jaguares before the bye.

Yamada was injured at the start of last month when the Sunwolves played the Stormers in Cape Town and has not featured for the side since then.


15 Riaan Viljoen, 14. Akihito Yamada, 13 Derek Carpenter, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa, 11 John Stewart, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9. Kaito Shigeno 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6. Liaki Moli, 5. Fa’ Atiga Lemalu, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Shota Horie (c), 1 Masataka Mikami

Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19. Yoshiya Hosoda, 20 Taiyo Ando, 21 Atsushi Hiwasa, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Mifiposeti Paea

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