Rugby

SA prop starts for Highlanders

2015-01-23 10:21
Ross Geldenhuys (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South African prop Ross Geldenhuys will start at tighthead prop for the Highlanders in their pre-season match against the Crusaders in Timaru on Saturday.

He moved to New Zealand last year, and played every game for Tasman, who lost 36-32 to Taranaki in New Zealand’s provincial final.

Geldenhuys, 31, previously represented the Golden Lions, EP Kings and Western Province. He has been playing for Tasman in New Zealand's ITM Cup this year.

None of the recent All Blacks were included in the Highlanders squad for Saturday’s game.

Teams:

Highlanders:

15 Kurt Baker, 14 Ryan Tongia, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Waisake Naholo, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Scott Eade, 8 Elliot Dixon (captain), 7 John Hardie, 6 James Lentjes, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Josh Hohneck

Substitues: Kane Hames, Nasi Manu, Pingi  Ta'alapitaga, Joe Latta, Alex Ainley, Liam Howley, Hayden Parker, Tei Walden, Trent Renata, Sam Anderson Heather, Michael Collins

Crusaders:

15 Johnny McNicholl, 14 Jone Macalai, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Nathaniel Apa, 11 Nafi Tuitavake, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Matt Todd (captain), 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Jimmy Tupou, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Alex Hodgman

Substitutes: Ben Funnell, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Sione Faletau, Dominic Bird, Jordan Taufua, Billy Guyton, Robbie Fruean, Ged Robinson, Rob Thompson, Reed Prinsep, George Bridges, Michael Green, Willi Heinz, Milford Keresoma, Luke Romano, Jed Brown, Luteru Laulala

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