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    Sam Cane to start for Chiefs against Reds

    2019-05-22 10:15

    Cape Town - Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has reshuffled his forward pack for their final regular-season game at FMG Stadium, against the Reds on Friday.

    Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.

    With Angus Ta’avao on All Blacks leave, Nepo Laulala will start at tighthead with Sosefo Kautai joining the bench as cover.

    Tyler Ardron combines with Jesse Parete in a formidable locking duo with Mitchell Brown ruled out with a knee injury.

    Sam Cane will start at No 6 and Lachlan Boshier at seven, moving Mitchell Karpik to the bench. Pita Gus Sowakula will complete the forward pack starting at No 8.

    The only change to the Chiefs backline sees Alex Nankivell starting at inside centre in place of Anton Lienert-Brown who earns a week off with All Blacks leave.

    On the reserves bench, Samisoni Taukei’aho takes the place of Liam Polwart who has been ruled out with concussion, while Counties Manukau lock Daymon Leasuasu is set to make his Super Rugby debut.

    Utility back Jack Debreczeni returns to the fold alongside Sean Wainui named on the bench, while loosehead prop Aidan Ross and scrumhalf Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi retain their positions among the reserves.

    Teams:

    Chiefs

    15 Solomon Alaimalo, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Tumua Manu, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Etene Nanai-Seturo, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Sam Cane (captain), 5 Tyler Ardron, 4 Jesse Parete, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Atu Moli

    Substitutes: 16 Samisoni Taukei'aho, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Sosefo Kautai, 19 Daymon Leasuasu, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Jack Debreczeni, 23 Sean Wainui

    Reds

    15 Matt McGahan, 14 Jock Campbell, 13 Seb Wileman, 12 Duncan Paia'aua, 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Angus Scott-Young, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Angus Blyth, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 Harry Hoopert

    Substitutes: 16 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17 Feao Fotuaika, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Adam Korczyk, 20 Scott Higginbotham, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Teti Tela, 23 Liam McNamara

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    Fixtures

    Friday, 31 January 2020
    • Blues v Chiefs, Eden Park 08:05
    • Brumbies v Reds, GIO Stadium 10:15
    • Sharks v Bulls, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 19:10
    Saturday, 01 February 2020
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium 05:45
    • Crusaders v Waratahs, Trafalgar Park 08:05
    • Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town 15:05
    • Jaguares v Lions, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 23:40
    Friday, 07 February 2020
    • Highlanders v Sharks, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:05
    • Brumbies v Rebels, GIO Stadium 10:15

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