16 May 2013

Chiefs name team to play Hurricanes

6:23 am on 16 May 2013

There are four changes to the Chiefs team to play the Hurricanes in Wellington this Friday night, the first of five fixtures in a row for the defending champions against other New Zealand sides.

Pauliasi Manu will start at loosehead prop, while Tanerau Latimer takes on the duties in the No.7 jersey with Sam Cane ruled out with a slight back strain.

In the backs, Asaeli Tikoirotuma replaces Patrick Osborne on the left hand wing and Charlie Ngatai joins Bundee Aki in the midfield.

Nick Crosswell makes his return from injury on the bench and is joined by Save Tokula.

Hawkes Bay's Dan Waenga has been called into the side as injury cover and gets the opportunity to earn his first cap for the Chiefs off the bench.