Ton up for Latimer as Chiefs prepare to weather the Storm (team sheet)

Tanerau Latimer will win his 100th Super Rugby cap this weekend after being   named in the Chiefs starting line up to play Teamsheetsthe Stormers at Waikato Stadium   in Hamilton on Friday.

The match will be the Chiefs last home game before they head off shore for   three weeks for matches against the Force, Bulls and Cheetahs.

The clash will mark inspirational Chiefs player Tanerau Latimer’s 100th Super   Rugby match and in five more games time he will celebrate his 100th Chiefs match.

With a number of players returning from injury, the Chiefs coaches have made   many changes to their starting line-up and reserve selections.

Jamie Mackintosh returns to the starting line-up at prop. Brodie Retallick   has been cleared to play and is joined in the locking stocks by Matt Symons.

Liam Messam resumes his position at flanker with Liam Squire starting in the   No 8 jersey after a solid performance off the bench last week.

James Lowe gets his first start on the wing and Tom Marshall will make his   Chiefs debut at second five-eighth. Gareth Anscombe makes his long awaited return   to rugby at fullback in his first match of the season. Pauliasi Manu, Michael   Fitzgerald, Robbie Fruean and Asaeli Tikoirotuma all move to the bench.

Chiefs Coach Dave Rennie said  ,”Over the last couple of years the Stormers   have had the best defensive record in the competition and you saw why against   the Crusaders. They obviously have a lot of character in their group and they   are going to be a tough defensive unit to crack.”


1. Jamie Mackintosh , 2. Mahonri Schwalger , 3. Ben Tameifuna , 4. Matt Symons   , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Liam Messam , 7. Tanerau Latimer , 8. Liam Squire   , 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10. Aaron Cruden (c) , 11. James Lowe , 12. Tom Marshall   , 13. Charlie Ngatai , 14. Tim Nanai-Williams , 15. Gareth Anscombe

Replacements : 16. Rhys Marshall , 17. Pauliasi Manu , 18. Josh Hohneck , 19.   Michael Fitzgerald , 20. Tevita Koloamatangi , 21. Brad Webber , 22. Robbie   Fruean , 23. Asaeli Tikoirotuma


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