Chiefs do the shuffle on the way to Melbourne (team sheet)

The Chiefs will start All Black scrum half Brendan Leonard as they shuffle their team ahead of their match with Teamsheetsthe Melbourne Rebels.

–          Brendan Leonard starts at scrum half in place of Augustine Pulu.

–          Pauliasi Manu and Ben Tameifuna will start as the front row props.

–          Sam Cane is promoted to the starting team.

–          Matt Vant Leven earns his first start at no.8.

–          Bandi Aki starts in place of the injured Richard Kahui.

–          Hooker Hika Elliot and prop Toby Smith both come onto the bench.

–          Tanerau Latimer and winger Patrick Osborne earn a spot on the bench.

The Chiefs travel to Melbourne to face the Rebels on Friday, KO 19:40 AUS (11:40 CAT, 10:40 BST)



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

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


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