Wimpie van der Walt has been named in Japan’s starting XV for their clash against the All Blacks in Tokyo on Saturday.
The Sunwolves lock, who previously played for the Kings and Western Province, is retained in a team that only has a single change from the one that lost to the World XV last weekend.
It comes in the backline where injured back Lomani Lemeki is replaced by fullback Ryohei Yamanaka.
There are four New Zealand-born players, including captain Michael Leitch, in the starting XV.
Japan – 15 Ryohei Yamanaka, 14 Jamie Henry, 13 Will Tupou, 12 Tim Lafaele, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Yutaka Nagare, 8 Hendrik Tui, 7 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 6 Michael Leitch (c), 5 Samuela Anise, 4 Wimpie van der Walt, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Keita Inagaki.
Subs: 16 Yusuki Niwai, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Asaeli Valu, 19 Uwe Helu, 20 Vaka Nakajima, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Rikiya Matsuda 23 Ryoto Nakamura.
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