The Sunwolves have made several changes to their starting lineup for Friday's match against the Stormers at Newlands.
Tusi Pisi gets a rest with Yu Tamura slotting in at flyhalf and Derek Carpenter making his starting debut at 12. Yuki Yatomi replaces Kaito Shigeno at scrumhalf, with Mifiposeti Paea coming in at outside centre.
In the forwards, Masataka Mikami and Takuma Asahara will make their starting debuts in the front row. Tomás Leonardi will start at No 8 ahead of Ed Quirk, who shifts to openside flank, with Shinya Makabe making his starting debut at No 4 lock.
Sunwolves – 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13 Mifiposeti Paea, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Yuki Yatomi, 8 Tomás Leonardi, 7 Ed Quirk, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Timothy Bond, 4 Shinya Makabe, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (c), 1 Masataka Mikami.
Subs: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19 Yoshiya Hosoda, 20 Andrew Durutalo, 21 Atushi Hiwasa, 22 Harumichi Tatekawa, 23 Yasutaka Sasakura.
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