13 Apr 2012

Three changes in Chiefs team to play Western Force

7:11 am on 13 April 2012

Three changes have been made to the Chiefs starting lineup to play the South African Cheetahs franchise this Sunday.

The Chiefs collected their fifth Super Rugby win in a row after beating the Western Force last Friday and head to South Africa for two games.

For eight of the Chiefs squad this is their first trip to South Africa.

Alex Bradley will make his Chiefs debut at Number eight, while Andrew Horrell starts at fullback and Robbie Robinson moves into the reserves.

Hika Elliot comes on at Hooker, with Mahonri Schwalger moving to the bench.

Chief's assistant coach Wayne Smith says the Cheetahs play a rucking, running style of game which can be lethal from anywhere on the park so they are going to have to be combative with good set pieces for 80 minutes.