Highlanders Named To Play Rebels In Invercargill

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TJ Perenara of the Hurricanes is tackled in the air by Kade Poki of the Highlanders during the round four Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium on March 17, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Hagen Hopkins

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Rebels in Invercargill tomorrow night.  He has made five changes to the run-on team that played the Brumbies in Canberra last weekend.

In the forwards, Jason Rutledge comes back into the front row replacing Andrew Hore.  Jarrad

Hoeata makes his return from injury and Adam Thomson also makes a return to the starting pack.

English international James Haskell makes his first start of the season at blindside flanker.

In the backs, Chris Noakes will start at first-five with Colin Slade suffering a serious leg injury against the Brumbies.

Highlanders v Rebels, Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill, Friday 30 March, 8:35am CAT.

1 Jamie Mackintosh (C)
2 Jason Rutledge
3 Chris King
4 Josh Bekhuis
5 Jarrad Hoeata
6 James Haskell
7 Adam Thomson
8 Nasi Manu
9 Aaron Smith
10 Chris Noakes
11 Hosea Gear
12 Shaun Treeby
13 Tamati Ellison
14 Kade Poki
15 Ben Smith

Reserves 16BraydenMitchell17Ma’afuFia18CulumRetallick19DougTietjens20JimmyCowan21PhilBurleigh22BuxtonPopoali’i


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


Injured Update:  Colin Slade (leg), Siale Piutau (ankle), Kenny Lynn (neck), Nick Crosswell (knee), Andrew Hore (calf) & John Hardie (foot).

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