Sunwolves keep the faith

Date published: March 10 2016

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Sunwolves boss Mark Hammett has shown confidence in his side by naming an unchanged starting XV to face the Cheetahs in Singapore.

The Japanese side lost 13-26 to the Lions in their first Super Rugby match in Tokyo two weeks ago.

Hammett has kept the faith with experienced hooker Shota Horie leading the side while replacements Takuma Asahara and Mifiposeti Paeaare the only changs to the matchday squaf.

These alterations to the bench mean that Koki Yamamoto and Hajime Yamashata are dropped from the matchday 23.

Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Harumichi Tatekawa, 12 Yu Tamura, 11 Yasutaka Sasakura, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Atsushi Hiwasa, 8 Edward Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Hitoshi Ono, 4 Timothy Vond, 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Shota Horie (c), 1 Keith Inagaki.
Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu,17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Derek Carpenter, 23 Mifiposeti Paea

Date: Saturday, March 12
Venue: Singapore National Stadium
Kick-off: 18:50 local (10:50 GMT)
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Referees: Shuhei Kubo, Aki Aso
TMO: Takashi Hareda

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