Following on from their round 10 win against the Blues, Head Coach Aaron Mauger has stuck largely with the same group.

 In the forwards, the hard-working Shannon Frizell makes way for the Captain, Luke Whitelock, at six with Elliot Dixon retaining his spot at eight following some good form over the last few weeks.

In the backs, Patelesio Tomkinson, moves to the right wing to accommodate the return of Rob Thompson at centre and Matt Faddes moves to fullback to cover for the rested Ben Smith. The bench will have a six / two split with Dillon Hunt being included in the forwards mix, Kayne Hammington and Bryn Gatland will cover the backs.

Pulse Energy Highlanders v Sunwolves – 7.00pm (10.00pm NZT), Friday 26th April, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo

  1. Daniel Lienert-Brown
  2. Liam Coltman
  3. Tyrel Lomax
  4. Jackson Hemopo
  5. Tom Franklin
  6. Luke Whitelock (C)
  7. James Lentjes
  8. Elliot Dixon
  9. Aaron Smith
  10. Josh Ioane
  11. Tevita Li
  12. Teihorangi Walden
  13. Rob Thompson
  14. Patelesio Tomkinson
  15. Matt Faddes


  1. Ash Dixon
  2. Sef Fa'agase
  3. Siate Tokolahi
  4. Josh Dickson
  5. Shannon Frizell
  6. Kayne Hammington
  7. Bryn Gatland
  8. Dillon Hunt

 Unavailable due to injury: Liam Squire (knee), Waisake Naholo (knee), Marty Banks (foot), Thomas Umaga-Jensen (back), Season - Tevita Nabura (knee) Richard Buckman (achilles)


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