Pisi back at pivot for Sunwolves

The Sunwolves have made four changes to their starting lineup for Friday's match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Tusi Pisi regains the No 10 jersey with Yu Tamura shifting to the bench. Hitoshi Ono makes his return at lock ahead of Shinya Makabe, who was injured against the Stormers last weekend.

Harumichi Tatekawa takes his place in the midfield with Mifiposeti Paea shifting to the left wing in place of the injured Akihito Yamada.

Andrew Durutalo returns to openside flank, shifting Ed Quirk to the back of the scrum and Tomás Leonardi to the blindside. Liaki Moli, who started at No 6 against the Stormers, moves to the second row before Timothy Bond, who has been left out of the match 23.

On the bench, Faatiga Lemalu comes in for Durutalo while Kaito Shigeno replaces Atushi Hiwasa.

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.
Subs: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19 Faatiga Lemalu, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Yasutaka Sasakura.

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