Highlanders Named To Play Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

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Andrew Hore of the Highlanders walks off after the Super Rugby trial match between the Blues and the Highlanders at Unitec on February 17, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. February 16, 2012. Photo by Hannah Johnston /Getty Images

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday evening at 17:05 CAT.  He has made one change to the run-on team that played the Blues in Dunedin last Friday night.

Fullback Ben Smith returns to the starting XV and Tamati Ellison moves from fullback to centre in  place of Phil Burleigh who drops out of the 22.

On the reserves bench, Tongan international Siale Piutau make a welcome return to the 22 after an ankle injury.

Highlanders vs Cheetahs, Bloemfontein, Saturday 28 April, 17:05 CAT.

1 Jamie Mackintosh (C)
2 Andrew Hore
3 Chris King
4 Josh Bekhuis
5 Jarrad Hoeata
6 Adam Thomson
7 James Haskell
8 Nasi Manu
9 Aaron Smith
10 Mike Delany
11 Hosea Gear
12 Shaun Treeby
13 Tamati Ellison
14 Buxton Popoali’i
15 Ben Smith
Reserves
16 Jason Rutledge
17 Ma’afu Fia
18 Culum Retallick
19 Doug Tietjens
20 Jimmy Cowan
21 Chris Noakes
22 Siale Piutau

 

Head Coach – Jamie Joseph, Assistant Coach – Simon Culhane, Manager – Leicester Rutledge

 

Injured Update:  Colin Slade (leg), Nick Crosswell (knee), Kade Poki (ankle), Bronson Murray (shoulder) & John Hardie (foot).

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