1 May 2013

Six changes for Chiefs

6:49 pm on 1 May 2013

The Chiefs coach Dave Rennie's made six changes to his starting team to play the Rebels in their Super Rugby clash in Melbourne on Friday night.

Props Pauliasi Manu and Ben Tameifuna start in the front row, Sam Cane comes in on the openside while Matt Vant Leven gets his first start this season at No.8.

Brendon Leonard starts at halfback in place of Augustine Pulu and Bundee Aki replaces the injured Richard Kahui.

Hooker Hika Elliot comes onto the bench and is joined by prop Toby Smith, flanker Tanerau Latimer and winger Patrick Osborne.

1. Pauliasi Manu, 2. Mahonri Schwalger, 3. Ben Tameifuna, 4. Craig Clarke (c) 5. Brodie Retallick, 6. Liam Messam, 7. Sam Cane, 8. Matt Vant Leven, 9. Brendon Leonard, 10. Aaron Cruden, 11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12. Bundee Aki, 13. Tim Nanai-Williams, 14. Lelia Masaga, 15. Gareth Anscombe

Reserves: 16. Hika Elliot, 17. Toby Smith, 18. Michael Fitzgerald, 19. Tanerau Latimer, 20. Augustine Pulu, 21. Robbie Robinson, 22. Patrick Osborne