New half-backs for Sunwolves

Date published: March 2 2017

The Sunwolves have named a new half-back pairing for their second game of the season, at home against the Kings on Saturday.

Fumiaki Tanaka and Hayden Cripps replace Keisuke Uchida and Hikaru Tamura in the line-up for the game at Singapore National Stadium.

Shota Emi comes in for Riaan Viljoen at full-back while the other change sees Shokei Kin start in place of Malgene Ilaua on the openside.

Sunwolves: 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

Date: Saturday, March 4
Venue: Singapore National Stadium, Singapore
Kick-off: 18:55 local (10:55 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Egon Seconds, Akihisa Aso
TMO: Minoru Fuji

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