Sunwolves head coach Mark Hammett has made a number of changes to his side that will face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Flanker Liaki Moli moves to the second row in place of suspended Timothy Bond and sees him pair up with Hitoshi Ono in a new look lock duo. Tomás Leonardi shifts to the side of the scrum and Ed Quirk moves to number eight and Andrew Durutalo joins them in the back row.
In the backline, star playmaker Tusi Pisi comes in for Yu Tamura after being rested against the Stormers. In a rotational shift Mifiposeti Paea moves from centre to the wing in place of the injured Akihito Yamada.
Harumichi Tatekawa pairs up with Derek Carpenter in the midfield.
Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13 Harumichi Tatekawa, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Mifiposeti Paea, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Yuki Yatomi, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Tomás Leonardi, 5 Liaki Moli, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (c), 1 Masataka Mikami
Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19 Faatiga Lemalu, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Yasutaka Sasakura
Date: Friday, April 15
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 19:00 local (17:00 GMT)
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Referees: Angus Gardner, Lourens van der Merwe
TMO: Marius Jonker