Sunwolves make three changes

Date published: March 17 2016


Sunwolves head coach Mark Hammett has made three changes to his run-on side for Saturday's clash with the Melbourne Rebels in Tokyo.

Hammett has made just one change to his back-line, with Mifiposeti Paea coming in to the starting line-up on the left wing where he takes over from Yasutaka Sasakura.

In the forwards, there are two changes. Yoshiya Hosoda comes in for Liaki Moli on the blindside flank while Takuma Asahara replaces Shinnosuke Kakinaga at tighthead prop.

The Sunwolves are in their first season of Super Rugby and lost their two previous matches against the Lions and Cheetahs.

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

Date: Saturday, March 19
Venue: Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
Kick-off: 13:15 local (04:15 GMT)
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Referees: Shuhei Kubo, Noriaki Hashimoto
TMO: Takashi Hareda