Waisake Naholo returns to the right wing for the round 15 encounter against the Stormers in Cape Town after passing fitness testing during the week. Big lock, Pari Pari Parkinson, will partner Tom Franklin in the middle row, James Lentjes will start at seven and Elliot Dixon returns to the back of the scrum.

Patelesio Tomkinson moves from the wing to the midfield and Matt Faddes will again cover the fullback position. Marty Banks, having recently arrived in South Africa for the injured Teihorangi Walden, makes his way back into the playing 23 and Thomas Umaga-Jensen will also get his chance from the bench.

Pulse Energy Highlanders v Stormers – 3.05pm, Saturday 25th May, DHL Newlands, Cape Town

  1. Daniel Lienert-Brown
  2. Liam Coltman
  3. Tyrel Lomax
  4. Pari Pari Parkinson
  5. Tom Franklin
  6. Luke Whitelock (c)
  7. James Lentjes
  8. Elliot Dixon
  9. Aaron Smith
  10. Josh Ioane
  11. Jordan Hyland
  12. Patelesio Tomkinson
  13. Rob Thompson
  14. Waisake Naholo
  15. Matt Faddes


  1. Ash Dixon
  2. Ayden Johnstone
  3. Siate Tokolahi
  4. Josh Dickson
  5. Shannon Frizell
  6. Kayne Hammington
  7. Marty Banks
  8. Thomas Umaga-Jensen

Unavailable due to injury: Ben Smith (hamstring), Tevita Li (hamstring), Jackson Hemopo (knee) Teihorangi Walden (concussion)

Season ending injuries: Tevita Nabura (knee), Richard Buckman (achilles), Bryn Gatland (foot)       


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