Chiefs make six changes for Tahs game

By on April 17, 2013

Brendon Leonard

Coming again … Brendon Leonard comes into the Chiefs XV. Supply: AAP

Former All Blacks halfback Brendon Leonard will placed on the No.9 jersey for the primary time this Super Rugby season in surely one in every of six adjustments to the Chiefs’ starting line-as a lot as face the logo new South Wales Waratahs in Sydney.

Leonard has come off the bench due to the fact coming back from a cheek injury that sidelined him in the early weeks of the marketing campaign.

The Thirteen-Check veteran takes over from Augustine Pulu, who goes to the bench for Friday’s swimsuit.

In different backline modifications, Andrew Horrell it is going to be at fullback, Lelia Masaga on the correct wing and Charlie Ngatai at outside centre, with Richard Kahui transferring in a single spot in to within centre.

Horrell replaces the impressive Gareth Anscombe, who used to be recruited from the Blues as back-up five-eighth however has began at fullback for all seven suits prior to now.

in the p.c., Fritz Lee comes again in at No.Eight in a rejigged again three, whereas Pauliasi Manu is chosen at loosehead prop.

Every Facet wish to jump back from defeat, with the Chiefs falling to a 31-23 loss by the hands of the Reds in Hamilton last Saturday.

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The defending champions remain the brand new Zealand convention leaders, then again have dropped Four components behind competitors entrance-runners the Brumbies.

The Waratahs went all the way down to the Hurricanes Forty One-29 in Wellington prior to their bye closing weekend.

They’ve won three of their Four fits in Sydney this season and Chiefs convey Dave Rennie is expecting them to elevate at Allianz Stadium.

“they’ve been constructing Smartly and it is going to be a hell of lots more challenging at residence,” he mentioned.

“it is a main recreation for both teams coming off losses.”

Chiefs: Andrew Horrell, Lelia Masaga, Charlie Ngatai, Richard Kahui, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Aaron Cruden, Brendon Leonard, Fritz Lee, Sam Cane, Liam Messam (capt), Brodie Retallick, Michael Fitzgerald, Ben Tameifuna, Hika Elliot, Pauliasi Manu. Reserves: Rhys Marshall, Michael Kainga, Nick Crosswell, Tanerau Latimer, August Pulu, Gareth Anscombe, Tim Nanai-Williams.


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