5 Aug 2010

Mooloos fight for the battle of the Bombays

10:51 am on 5 August 2010

The Waikato rugby coach Chris Gibbes has named a relatively unchanged side for the second game of the ITM Cup against Auckland at Eden Park on Saturday.

The tight forward's remain the same after strong performances by captain Nathan White and Aled de Malmanche last week, who again team up with young prop Toby Smith.

In the loose forward trio, Dominiko Waqaniburotu makes his first start of the season with Liam Messam returning to the All Black camp, alongside Jack Lam and Steven Setephano who packs down at number eight.

In the backline, vice captain Brendon Leonard will again start at halfback with Trent Renata at first five.

Midfielder Jackson Willison's hamstring injury has forced a re-shuffle with Christian Lealiifano moving into second five-eight and Sosene Anesi slotting into fullback with Henry Speight on the right wing.