Fiji Time: 6:57 PM on Friday 23 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

ABs trio to face Chiefs

Aap
Friday, June 27, 2014

WELLINGTON - The Highlanders have made three changes to their forward pack for the pivotal Super Rugby match against the Chiefs in Dunedin.

In a bid to overturn a terrible home record against the Chiefs, Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph introduced flanker Elliot Dixon, lock Tom Franklin and hooker Brayden Mitchell to the starting team.

Gone from the side beaten 38-31 by the Reds in Brisbane are flanker Gareth Evans, lock Jarrad Hoeata and hooker Liam Coltman.

One forward not considered was flanker John Hardie, who suffered a season-ending knee injury. He is expected to be out for eight weeks.

Joseph has named all three of his All Black backs in the starting line-up halfback Aaron Smith, centre Malakai Fekitoa and fullback Ben Smith while winger Patrick Osborne is also included after providing injury cover during New Zealand's 3-0 series win over England.

Highlanders: Ben Smith (co-capt), Richard Buckman, Malakai Fekitoa, Shaun Treeby, Patrick Osborne, Lima Sopoaga, Aaron Smith, Nasi Manu (co-capt), Shane Christie, Elliot Dixon, Joe Wheeler, Tom Franklin, Ma'afu Fia, Brayden Mitchell, Kane Hames. Res: Ged Robinson, Matias Diaz, Chris King, Josh Bekhuis, Lee Allan, Fumiaki Tanaka, Hayden Parker, Phil Burleigh.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64830.6293
JPY 55.152652.1526
GBP 0.38480.3768
EUR 0.43900.4270
NZD 0.68110.6481
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.49180.4748

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd, June, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. FRA boss quits
  2. Umarji walks free
  3. Allowance increase
  4. Farmers: '$15 too much ... fix tramlines'
  5. Khan: No big fete
  6. New cars 'affect taxi business'
  7. Home in Fiji
  8. Suva to play Labasa tomorrow
  9. Katonitabua clarifies gravel royalties
  10. FDB wins Asian award

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radio host cleared of rape Tuesday (20 Jun)
  2. Band releases tribute to Radradra Sunday (18 Jun)
  3. Pastor denies claims Thursday (22 Jun)
  4. Youths earn $76,000 from grog harvest Sunday (18 Jun)
  5. For better, for worse, Burotu ties the knot Saturday (17 Jun)
  6. Electricity bills worry customers Monday (19 Jun)
  7. No terror link Tuesday (20 Jun)
  8. 4 dead Thursday (22 Jun)
  9. Media boss in road accident inquiry Thursday (22 Jun)
  10. Under scrutiny Wednesday (21 Jun)