Reds name team to play Highlanders

The Reds captain, Elton Flatley, has again been ruled out from playing in the team that will take on the Highlanders at Ballymore on Friday. Flatley is still recovering from a knock to the head he suffered the playing against the Crusaders on March 12.

The starting team remains the same as the one that defeated the Chiefs. With only two changes made in the replacements. John Roe returns to the bench after missing two games with a neck injury. Prop forward Rodney Blake receives his first call up to the Reds.

Reds: Chris Latham, Wendell Sailor, Junior Pelesasa, Steve Kefu, Drew Mitchell, Julian Huxley, Josh Valentine, Luke Doherty, David Croft, Tom McVerry, Nathan Sharpe (captain), Hugh McMeniman, Nick Stiles (vice-captain),Stephen Moore, Greg Holmes

Replacements: Sean Hardman, Rodney Blake, Rudi Vedelago, John Roe, Nic Berry, Scott Daruda, Peter Hynes

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