Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Crusaders at Forsyth
Barr Stadium tomorrow night. 

Two changes have been made to the run-on team that beat the Chiefs in Hamilton last weekend. 

Aaron Smith comes in at halfback for Jimmy Cowan who moves to the reserves and Lima Sopoaga
makes his first start for the season, replacing Chris Noakes who injured his ankle in the
season opener.

The reserves bench sees the return of All Black Colin Slade to the 22 and Telusa Veainu comes in for Kurt Baker who drops down to the Highlanders Development team, who are playing their Crusader counterparts at 4pm at the University grounds.

Highlander’s v Crusaders, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Saturday 3 March, 7.35pm.
1 Jamie Mackintosh (C)
2 Andrew Hore
3 Chris King
4 Josh Bekhuis
5 Nick Crosswell
6 Adam Thomson
7 John Hardie
8 Nasi Manu
9 Aaron  Smith
10 Lima Sopoaga
11 Hosea Gear
12 Phil Burleigh
13 Tamati Ellison
14 Buxton Popoali’i
15 Ben Smith
16 Jason Rutledge
17 Bronson Murray
18 Culum Retallick
19 James Haskell
20 Jimmy Cowan
21 Colin Slade
22 Telusa Veainu

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