February 11, 2022

Team named for final pre-season game of three halves against the Blues and Highlanders

The Gallagher Chiefs will take the field at Queenstown’s Recreation Ground for their final pre-season clash against their northern rivals, the Blues and the Highlanders in a game of three halves on Saturday February 12.

The three squads will play three 40-minute halves against the opposing sides, which will be live streamed for fans to enjoy from 12.00pm here: https://youtu.be/IAl8l9x_tgE

Gallagher Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan is once again keen to see his squad in action ahead of their opening DHL Super Rugby Pacific match against the Highlanders next weekend.

“We were pleased to have the opportunity to test ourselves against Moana Pasifika last weekend. They exposed us in certain areas of our game, and we were pleased with the delivery of some of our systems at times. It has provided us with a good base to build on.”

“This final pre-season game will provide the final opportunity for individuals to stake their claim for the opening 23 next weekend. Competition is healthy amongst the team, which is exciting to see.”

“Once again we want to continue to evolve our game and provide the best preparation we can ahead of facing the Highlanders in the opening round.”

The match will be live-streamed on Sky Sport Next's YouTube channel with kick-off at 1pm - https://youtu.be/IAl8l9x_tgE

Gallagher Chiefs vs. Blues vs. Highlanders:
(Note numbers may vary to what players are wearing)

1. Ollie Norris
2. Leni Apisai
3. Sione Mafileo
4. Hamish Dalzell
5. Laghlan McWhannell
6. Samipeni Finau
7. Mitch Jacobson
8. Pita Gus Sowakula
9. Cortez Ratima
10. Bryn Gatland
11. Etene Nanai-Seturo
12. Rameka Poihipi
13. Lalomilo Lalomilo
14. Shaun Stevenson
15. Emoni Narawa

Naitoa Ah Kuoi
Kaylum Boshier
Sam Cane
Liam Coombes-Fabling
Rob Cobb
George Dyer
Tom Florence
Josh Ioane
Josh Lord
Jonah Lowe
Atu Moli
Alex Nankivell
Rivez Reihana
Xavier Roe
Bradley Slater
Angus Ta’avao
Tyrone Thompson
Chase Tiatia
Quinn Tupaea

Pre-season fixture information:
Gallagher Chiefs vs. Highlanders vs. Blues
Kick-off 12pm – livestreamed HERE
Half 1 - Gallagher Chiefs vs Highlanders
Half 2 - Gallagher Chiefs vs Blues
Half 3 - Blues vs Highlanders

Queenstown Recreation Ground (Wakatipu Rugby Club), Queenstown

Team named for final pre-season game of three halves against the Blues and Highlanders