Highlanders change 2 for Brumbies clash
Cape Town - Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph has made two changes to
his starting line-up for Friday's quarter-final against the Brumbies in
Liam Squire gains a start at No 8 after impressing from the
bench last week, meaning a shift for the versatile Luke Whitelock to
After recovering from illness co-captain Shane Christie is back on
the side of the scrum replacing James Lentjes, Christie has missed the
last two matches but has been passed fit to play and will make his 11th
appearance of the season.
Prop Josh Hohneck and hooker Ash Dixon will both make their 50th Super Rugby appearances.
Joseph has returned to the more conventional 5/3 split on the bench
with Rob Thompson coming in as the extra back and lock Alex Ainley
missing out on the matchday 23 this week.
Kick-off is at 10:00 SA time.
15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Waisake Naholo,
13 Matt Faddes, 12 Malakai Fekitoa, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga,
9 Aaron Smith, 8 Liam Squire, 7 Shane Christie (co-captain), 6 Elliot Dixon, 5
Luke Whitelock, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Ash Dixon, 1 Daniel
Substitutes: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18
Siosiua Halanukonuka, 19 Mark Reddish, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Te Aihe Toma, 22
Fletcher Smith, 23 Rob Thompson