Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Brumbies in Canberra
tomorrow night.  He has made five changes to the run-on team that beat the Hurricanes in
Wellington last weekend. 

In the forwards, Chris King comes back into the front row replacing Ma’afu Fia.  Culum Retallick,
James Haskell and Doug Tietjens all make their run-on debut for the 2012 season.

In the backs, Aaron Smith returns to halfback, with Jimmy Cowan returning to the reserves and
Shaun Treeby makes his return from injury.

Elliot Dixon joins the reserves with John Hardie out of the 22 due to a foot injury.

Highlanders v Brumbies, Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Saturday 24 March, 9.40pm (NZT).
1 Jamie Mackintosh (C)
2 Andrew Hore
3 Chris King
4 Josh Bekhuis
5 Culum Retallick
6 James Haskell
7 Doug Tietjens
8 Nasi Manu
9 Aaron Smith
10 Colin Slade
11 Hosea Gear
12 Shaun Treeby
13 Tamati Ellison
14 Kade Poki
15 Ben Smith
 Reserves 
16 Jason Rutledge
17 Bronson Murray
18 Nick Crosswell
19 Elliot Dixon
20 Jimmy Cowan
21 Chris Noakes
22 Buxton Popoali’i

Head Coach – Jamie Joseph, Assistant Coach – Simon Culhane, Manager – Leicester Rutledge

Injured Update:  Jarrad Hoeata (shoulder), Siale Piutau (ankle), Kenny Lynn (neck), John Hardie (foot), Phil Burleigh (leg) & Telusa Veainu (concussion).

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