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

In the forwards, Jason Rutledge comes back into the front row replacing Andrew Hore.  Jarrad
Hoeata makes his return from injury and Adam Thomson also makes a return to the starting pack.
English international James Haskell makes his first start of the season at blindside flanker.

In the backs, Chris Noakes will start at first-five with Colin Slade suffering a serious leg injury against the
Brumbies.

Highlanders v Rebels, Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill, Friday 30 March, 7.35pm (NZT).
1 Jamie Mackintosh (C)
2 Jason Rutledge
3 Chris King
4 Josh Bekhuis
5 Jarrad Hoeata
6 James Haskell
7 Adam Thomson
8 Nasi Manu
9 Aaron Smith
10 Chris Noakes
11 Hosea Gear
12 Shaun Treeby
13 Tamati Ellison
14 Kade Poki
15 Ben Smith
 Reserves 
16 Brayden Mitchell
17 Ma’afu Fia
18 Culum Retallick
19 Doug Tietjens
20 Jimmy Cowan
21 Phil Burleigh
22 Buxton Popoali’i

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