Muliaina starts for Chiefs
Cape Town - Former All Black Mils Muliaina will make his return for the Chiefs
in their opening Super Rugby match against the Crusaders in Christchurch
Kick-off is at 08:35 time.
According to the Stuff website, the 33-year-old has been named to start at fullback for the two-time
defending champions, having returned from a two-season stint with
Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.
The match will also be the first in Chiefs colours for prop Jamie
Mackintosh and centre Robbie Fruean, who have joined from the
Highlanders and Crusaders respectively.
15 Israel Dagg, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11
Nafi Tuitavake, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7
Richie McCaw (captain), 6 George Whitelock, 5 Dominic Bird, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3
Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Tim Perry
Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Luke
Romano, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 Tom Taylor, 23 Rob Thompson
15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Asaeli
Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden (captain), 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Kane Thompson, 7 Tevita
Koloamatangi, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Michael Fitzgerald, 3 Ben
Tameifuna, 2 Rhys Marshall, 1 Jamie Mackintosh
Substitutes: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Pauliasi
Manu, 18 Ben Afeaki, 19 Matt Symons/Liam Squire, 20 Nick Crosswell, 21 Tawera
Kerr-Barlow, 22 Andrew Horrell/Anton Lienert-Brown, 23 James Lowe