Riaan Viljoen has been named at fullback in the Sunwolves' first-ever Super Rugby starting lineup for their match against the Lions in Tokyo on Saturday.
Viljoen last played in the competition for the Sharks in 2013.
Samoan Tusi Pisi will start at flyhalf, with former Reds loose forward Eddie Quirk at No 8, and ex-Blues flank Lioki Moli and American Andrew Durutalo completing the back row.
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.
Subs: 16 Masataka Mikami, 17 Takeshi Kizu, 18 Koki Yamamoto, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Derek Carpenter, 23 Hajime Yamashata.
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