Chiefs Change 4 Ahead of Blues Clash

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Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has made four alterations to his starting line-up for their clash with the Blues in Auckland on Friday.



There are two changes in the pack, with Michael Allardice coming in to partner Brodie Retallick at lock and the ever experienced Liam Messam starting in the loose forwards with Sam Cane and Taleni Seu.

Allardice takes over from Dominic Bird Messam lines up on the blindside flank where he takes over from Mitchell Brown who started in last weekend's defeat to the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Sean Wainui makes his first start for the Chiefs on the wing with the talented Shaun Stevenson moving to full-back in place of the injured co-captain, Charlie Ngatai.

Chiefs: 15 Shaun Stevenson, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Johnny Faauli, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Taleni Seu, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Michael Allardice, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Aidan Ross
Replacements: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Mitchell Brown/Luke Jacobson, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Tiaan Falcon, 23 Bailyn Sullivan/Declan O’Donnell

Date: Saturday, March 3
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 19:35 local (06:35 GMT)
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Brendan Pickerill (New Zealand), Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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