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    Muliaina starts for Chiefs

    2014-02-19 11:24
    Mils Muliaina (Gallo)

    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 on Friday.

    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

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