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Photo credit: Chris Sullivan - Seen in Dunedin

Highlanders Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has made only two changes to his starting pack to play the South African conference leaders, the Stormers, at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night in Dunedin. Hooker, Ash Dixon, will start ahead of Liam Coltman and openside flanker, James Lentjes, will make his Super Rugby debut starting in the number 7 jersey. Lentjes made a good impression with Otago during the ITM cup and has joined the squad as injury cover for Shane Christie and John Hardie.  Dan Pryor moves to the bench, while the backline remains unchanged from last week. 

Highlanders v Stormers, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin – Saturday 28th March, 7.35pm (NZT)
1.  Brendon Edmonds
2.  Ash Dixon
3.  Josh Hohneck
4.  Tom Franklin
5.  Joe Wheeler
6.  Elliot Dixon
7.  James Lentjes
8.  Nasi Manu (co-captain)
9.  Aaron Smith
10. Lima Sopoaga
11. Patrick Osborne
12. Shaun Treeby
13. Malakai Fekitoa
14. Waisake Naholo
15. Ben Smith (co-captain)

Reserves:
16. Liam Coltman
17. Daniel Lienert-Brown
18. Pingi Tala’apitaga
19. Mark Reddish
20. Dan Pryor
21. Fumiaki Tanaka
22. Marty Banks
23. Jason Emery

Unavailable: Shane Christie (hamstring), Richard Buckman (knee), Kane Hames (suspended) Ross Geldenhuys (Thumb) John Hardie (ankle)

Head Coach: Jamie Joseph

Assistant Coaches: Tony Brown, Scott McLeod

Team Manager: Paul McLaughlan

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