Sunwolves keep faith with SA halfback duo
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sunwolves have revealed their team to face the Crusaders in Brisbane on Saturday.
In the backline, South Africans Garth April and Rudy Paige retain their places at flyhalf and scrumhalf respectively.
James Dargaville comes in at fullback this week with Siosaia Fifita moving to the wing from outside centre. Keisuke Moriya takes over the No.13 jersey this week and will partner Ben Te’o in the midfield.
Tautalatasi Tasi holds onto the No.11 jersey.
In the pack, Ben Hyne gets promoted to the second row, while Mitch Jacobson joins Justin Downey and Jake Schatz in the back row.
Sunwolves: 15 James Dargaville, 14 Siosaia Fifita, 13 Keisuke Moriya, 12 Ben Te’o, 11 Tautalatasi Tasi, 10 Garth April, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jake Schatz (captain), 7 Mitch Jacobson, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Michael Stolberg, 4 Ben Hyne, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Efitusi Maafu, 1 Nic Mayhew.
Replacements: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Jarred Adams, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Kotaro Yatabe, 20 Brendan O’Connor, 21 Naoto Saito, 22 Shogo Nakano, 23 Yoshizumi Takeda.
Date: Saturday, March 14
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 15.35 (18.35 NZ time; 14.35 Japan time; 05.35 GMT)
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Graham Cooper (Australia), Amy Perrett (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)
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