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Chiefs team announced to play the Waratahs

17 April 2013 Back to Latest News

The Chiefs have made several changes to their side to take on the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday night.

The Chiefs have made several changes to their side to take on the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday night.  

Prop Pauliasi Manu and No 8 Fritz lee make the starting line-up with Brendon Leonard having his first start at halfback this season.  Richard Kahui moves into second five-eighths while Charlie Ngatai takes over the role at centre. 

Chiefs’ coach Dave Rennie said “The Waratahs have one of the strongest teams in the compeititon on paper. They have been building well and will be a hell of a lot tougher at home. It is a big game for both teams coming off losses.”

Kick off is at 9.40pm New Zealand time. 

  1. Pauliasi Manu
  2. Hika Elliot
  3. Ben Tameifuna
  4. Michael Fitzgerald
  5. Brodie Retallick
  6. Liam Messam ©
  7. Sam Cane
  8. Fritz Lee
  9. Brendon Leonard
  10. Aaron Cruden
  11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma
  12. Richard Kahui
  13. Charlie Ngatai
  14. Lelia Masaga
  15. Andrew Horrell

  16. Rhys Marshall
  17. Michael Kainga
  18. Nick Crosswell
  19. Tanerau Latimer
  20. August Pulu
  21. Gareth Anscombe
  22. Tim Nanai-Williams


(Ebrahim Sonday) 22 April 2013

Chiefs will see Bundee Aki's return on Saturday, however ruthless he may be, he's good.

(peter) 20 April 2013

wheres the captain who plays lock chiefs miss him

(Joe masaga) 19 April 2013

yup what a mean line up to start with. gota give it up to the boys..! ALL DAY..
LELIA MASAGA, SAM CANE,LIAM MESSAM, AARON CRUDEN and RICHARD KAHUI, got a good feeling bout tonights game YEAH BOY...!


(Jono) 19 April 2013

Good to see Leonard starting tonight - give him the game time and he will succeed.

(ben.vodivodi) 19 April 2013

CHIEFS all the way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Brandon Smith) 18 April 2013

Anscombe onda bench? So I guess Crudens injury is resolved, but will Horrel kick? Coz
He did kick last year, please shed some light on this.

(Patty boy) 18 April 2013

So Patrick Osborne is injured I take it?

(SJ) 18 April 2013

Good to see Brendon Leonard starting at halfback. His experience will win the day - a fantastic choice!!

(sickmyduck) 18 April 2013

where is ben afeaki?

(Brierlee(:) 18 April 2013

YAAAAAAAAAAY! Can't wait, best birthday present watching the game :)

(Danien Bryant) 18 April 2013

Aaron Cruden should kick he the man and Anscombe should be centre (12) cos he break the line and he and cruden can stick together and break the line together

(SBWcomeBACK) 18 April 2013

We need to see players like Bundi Aki getting more game time ahead of next season with Kahui and lelia leaving. Good to see players like cane, brodie taking charge more often ohh and brendon is a good player but second choice to keerbarlow

(A.oliver) 18 April 2013

Very poor game last week Brendon Leonard will perform hope andrew horrell kicks he is or maybe better than Gareth Anscombe

(Jerome(south africa)) 17 April 2013

Brendon Leonard cost us the game against the Reds I thought we had it, ending the winning streak of the Reds in waikato over the past seasons,Aaron had alot chance chipping the ball over the Reds quick upcoming defence,we must have faith in our wider training group!!!!!

(King Country RAMS) 17 April 2013

Nice I am glad Leonard gets a start, he has more pace and and a good eye for the gap, and he is a more safer option

(Ebrahim Sonday) 17 April 2013

Anscombe on the bench? Well I guess Cruden should be table to take over then.

(GFord) 17 April 2013

good move putting kahui into 2nd 5/8, but should put nanai-williams into centre, he played pretty good while kahui was out....but hey....chiefs aren't champs for nothing, so coach knows what he's doing!

(TokoroaGreg) 17 April 2013

dont start with brendon leonard, bad idea!

(Aillie Tanginui Taueki) 17 April 2013

Like i have said guys once a champ always a champ.. Da best of da best.. Win or lose guys be happy.. Go hard stay positive I hate da word gud luck, but you's don't nd it cose ur da best!! cheers!!!!

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