IN sweltering conditions in Rotorua, the Gallagher Chiefs managed to pip the Waratahs 17-12 with a last minute try...take a look at all the action here https://www.facebook.com/chiefsrugby/
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Gallagher Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie has named a 35-man team to take on the Waratahs in tomorrow’s preseason trial at Rotorua International Stadium. The game will kick-off at 4pm to assist the players in preparing for the warmer climates they can expect in South Africa and Argentina in the coming weeks.
Friday’s game against the Waratahs is the first of two preseason trials for the Gallagher Chiefs. The two-time Investec Super Rugby champions will head north to play the Blues in their second preseason trial at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe on February 19.
With the Gallagher Chiefs opening their 2016 Investec Super Rugby campaign against the Crusaders on the 27th of February, the preseason trials against the Waratahs and Blues provide players with the opportunity to stake their claim for selection and allow the newest additions to the Gallagher Chiefs team to experience the intensity of Super Rugby for the first time. In order to give all players a run in Friday’s trial, both teams will utilise rolling substitutions.
Tickets to the Gallagher Chiefs vs Waratahs preseason trial at Rotorua International Stadium are available from ticketdirect.co.nz or from 12pm at Gate 2 of Rotorua International Stadium (Devon St West entrance). Chiefs season members will be granted free entry to the games.
The Gallagher Chiefs team to play the Waratahs is;
1. Mitchell Graham 2. Nathan Harris 3. Siate Tokolahi 4. James Tucker 5. Brodie Retallick 6. Johan Bardoul 7. Sam Cane (C) 8. Maama Vaipulu 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow 10. Damian McKenzie 11. James Lowe 12. Charlie Ngatai 13. Seta Tamanivalu 14. Glen Fisiiahi 15. Shaun Stevenson
Rhys Marshall Pauliasi Manu Siegfried Fisiihoi Michael Allardice Tevita Koloamatangi Brad Weber Chase Tiatia Anton Lienert-Brown Lalakai Foketi Mitchell Karpik Taleni Seu Tom Sanders Sam Vaka Latu Vaeno Atu Moli Mike Kainga Pele Cowley Keepa Mewett Michael Mayhew Monty Ioane
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Don't miss the Gallagher Chiefs first run of the year at Rotorua International Stadium against 2015 Australian conference winners the Waratahs! With the 2016 Investec Super Rugby season kicking off just two weeks later, players on both sides will be out to impress and push their case for selection into the playing 23. Months of preseason training have prepared the players for what will be an intense and demanding hit out. With new faces in both camps this game is a must-see for supporters looking to gain an insight into what's in store for their team this 2016 Investec Super Rugby season!
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