23 Apr 2014

Chiefs forced into multiple changes for Brumbies clash

6:26 pm on 23 April 2014

A growing injury list has forced the Chiefs to make six changes to the starting fifteen to face the ACT Brumbies in Friday night's Super Rugby ANZAC clash in Canberra.

Mahonri Schwalger starts at hooker and lock Ross Filipo gets his first start of the year. Nick Crosswell and Sam Cane will be be the starting flankers, with Liam Messam moving to No.8 and Augustine Pulu at halfback.

There are 10 changes in total with four in the reserves. Tevita Koloamatangi comes onto the bench, and is joined by halfback Brad Weber and Dwayne Sweeney, who has re-joined the Chiefs after two years playing in Japan.

James Lowe returns from a knee injury to take his place on the bench.

1. Pauliasi Manu

2. Mahonri Schwalger

3. Ben Tameifuna

4. Ross Filipo

5. Brodie Retallick

6. Nick Crosswell

7. Sam Cane

8. Liam Messam ©

9. Augustine Pulu

10. Gareth Anscombe

11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma

12. Bundee Aki

13. Andrew Horrell

14. Tim Nanai-Williams

15. Tom Marshall

16. Nathan Harris

17. Jamie Mackintosh

18. Josh Hohneck

19. Matt Symons

20. Tevita Koloamatangi

21. Brad Weber

22. Dwayne Sweeney

23. James Lowe