Highlanders Named To Play The Hurricanes In Wellington

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Highlanders Named To Play The Hurricanes In Wellington

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium tomorrow night.

Joseph has made three changes to the starting XV that played the Crusaders last weekend in Dunedin. In the forwards, Liam Coltman starts at hooker and Andrew Hore moves to the reserves. TJ Ioane will start at blindside flanker.

In the backs, halfback Aaron Smith returns to the starting line-up with Japanese international Fumiaki Tanaka moving to the reserves.

In the reserves, Joe Wheeler, Hayden Parker and Buxton Popoalii come back into the 22.

Brad Thorn will captain the side.

Highlanders v Hurricanes, Westpac Stadium, Wellington – Saturday 6 July 2013, 7.35pm.
1. Tony Woodcock (123)
2. Liam Coltman (11)
3. Ma’afu Fia (22)
4. Brad Thorn – captain (105)
5. Josh Bekhuis (69)
6. TJ Ioane (11)
7. Elliot Dixon (14)
8. Mose Tuiali’i (75)
9. Aaron Smith (42)
10. Colin Slade (45)
11. Hosea Gear – vice-captain (100)
12. Tamati Ellison (75)
13. Shaun Treeby (24)
14. Kade Poki (40)
15. Ben Smith (70)
Reserves
16. Andrew Hore – captain (139)
17. Bronson Murray (43)
18. Jake Paringatai (8)
19. Joe Wheeler (12)
20. Fumiaki Tanaka (12)
21. Hayden Parker (8)
22. Buxton Popoalii (14)

Head Coach – Jamie Joseph. Assistant Coach – Scott McLeod, Assistant Coach – Jon Preston, Scrum Coach – Kees Meeuws. Manager – Graham Purvis.

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