Hammett changes five for Bulls

Date published: March 24 2016

The Sunwolves head coach Mark Hammett has made five changes to his side – that was beaten by the Rebels last week – that will host the Bulls in Singapore on Saturday.

Akihito Yamada switches from right to left wing replacing Mifiposeti Paea, with the 28-year-old Tongan born moves to the bench. Viliami Lolohea comes in on the right wing. 

28-year-old scrum-half Atsushi Hiwasa makes way for Kaito Shigeno – who comes in off the bench – with Hiwasa dropping out of the matchday squad completely.

Argentinian loose forward Tomas Leonardi rotates with Ed Quirk for the number eight position, with Quirk being named amongst the replacements. 

Hitoshi Ono, who changes sides in the second row in place of suspended Timothy Bond, pairs up with New Zealand born Liaki Moli in the back row. The front row remains unchanged.

Sunwolves: 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

Date: Saturday, March 26
Venue: Singapore National Stadium, Singapore
Kick-off: 18:55 local (10:55 GMT)
Referee: William Houston 
Assistant Referees: Shuhei Kubo, Aki Aso
TMO: Takashi Hareda