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Photo Credit: Chris Sullivan - Seen in Dunedin

The team to take on the NZ Conference leader’s tomorrow night features Dan Pryor returning from injury to take his place on the side of the scrum. He replaces Shane Christie who was forced to withdraw from the starting team during the warm up last Saturday with a hamstring injury. Gareth Evans who came out of the grandstand to play his second game of the day against the Waratahs is also in the game day 23. Daniel Leniert-Brown who was bought into the squad following the season ending injury to Ma’afu Fia will potentially make his Super Rugby debut from the bench.

The backline has a settled look to it with same line up taking the field for the third game in a row.

Highlanders v Hurricanes, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin – Friday 20th March, 7.35pm (NZT)

1.   Brendon Edmonds

2.   Liam Coltman

3.   Josh Hohneck

4.   Tom Franklin

5.   Joe Wheeler

6.   Elliot Dixon

7.   Dan Pryor

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. Ash Dixon

17. Daniel Leniert-Brown

18. Pingi Tala’apitaga

19. Mark Reddish

20. Gareth Evans

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

Manager: Paul McLaughlan

 

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