Chiefs team to play Highlanders



The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Friday at 7.35pm.

Investec Super Rugby starts up again with the first of three New Zealand Derby matches in a row for the Chiefs and they know what is at stake.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said “This is a massive game and we have prepared really well. We realize the importance of this fixture and from here on in every match is like a play-off.”

Halfback Augustine Pulu makes his Super Rugby come-back after a recent knee procedure and is joined by Robbie Fruean who will make his long awaited return in a Chiefs jersey. Both players have already experienced some club rugby before making their return this Friday.

Gareth Anscombe starts at fullback with Tevita Koloamatangi, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Tim Nanai-Williams and James Lowe new additions to the bench.

Chiefs fans are encouraged to check out the Chiefs facebook page to vote for their Player of the Year.

Next week the Chiefs will return home to play the Hurricanes in another New Zealand Derby fixture at Waikato Stadium on Friday 4 July.

  1. Pauliasi Manu
  2. Mahonri Schwalger
  3. Ben Tameifuna
  4. Michael Fitzgerald
  5. Brodie Retallick
  6. Liam Messam
  7. Tanerau Latimer
  8. Liam Squire
  9. Augustine Pulu
  10. Aaron Cruden ©
  11. Tom Marshall
  12. Bundee Aki
  13. Robbie Fruean
  14. Dwayne Sweeney
  15. Gareth Anscombe
  16. Nathan Harris
  17. Jamie Mackintosh
  18. Josh Hohneck
  19. Matt Symons
  20. Tevita Koloamatangi
  21. Tawera Kerr-Barlow
  22. Tim Nanai-Williams
  23. James Lowe
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