19 Mar 2015

Just two changes to Highlanders lineup

12:03 pm on 19 March 2015

The Highlanders have stuck with their core players apart from 2 injury enforced changes for Friday night's Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Dunedin.

Marty Banks is swamped by his Highlanders team-mates after kicking the match-winning penalty

Marty Banks is swamped by his Highlanders team-mates after kicking the match-winning penalty Photo: Photosport

Prop Brendon Edmonds gets a start this week along with loose forward Dan Pryor.

Their potent backline stays the same for the third game in a row.

The Hurricanes are 4 and 0, while the Highlanders are 3 and 1.

Highlanders:

1. Brendon Edmonds

2. Liam Coltman

3. Josh Hohneck

4. Tom Franklin

5. Joe Wheeler

6. Elliot Dixon

7. Dan Pryor

8. Nasi Manu ( c )

9. Aaron Smith

10. Lima Sopoaga

11. Patrick Osborne

12. Shaun Treeby

13. Malakai Fekitoa

14. Waisake Naholo

15. Ben Smith ( c )

Reserves:

16. Ash Dixon

17. Daniel Leniert-Brown

18. Pingi Tala'apitaga

19. Mark Reddish

20. Gareth Evans

21. Fumiaki Tanaka

22. Marty Banks

23. Jason Emery

Unavailable: Shane Christie (hamstring), Richard Buckman (knee), Kane Hames (suspended) Ross Geldenhuys (Thumb) John Hardie (ankle)

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