Chiefs name team to play Hurricanes

Chiefs coach Ian Foster has named his team to take on the Hurricanes this Friday at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Seven changes have been made to the starting side that took on the Reds in their last game.

Sitiveni Sivivatu comes in at fullback after recovering from shoulder surgery, taking the spot of Adrian Cashmore who, with his wife, is expecting their first child.

Bay of Plenty lock Bernie Upton gets his first Super 12 start, pushing Sean Hohneck to the bench. Sailosi Tagicakibau is back on the wing after playing in the World Cup Sevens.

Keith Lowen comes back to the midfield at second five-eighths for Derek Maisey, who is out due to a knee injury. Byron Kelleher returns to his typical role as the starting halfback.

While veteran prop Michael Collins comes in at loose-head and Deacon Manu switches to tight head to accommodate him.

While blindside flanker, Marty Holah, will play his 50th game for the Chiefs.

Chiefs: Sitiveni Sivivatu, Sosene Anesi, Mark Ranby, Keith Lowen, Sailosi Tagicakibau, David Hill, Byron Kelleher, Steven Bates, Marty Holah, Sione Lauaki, Bernie Upton, Jono Gibbes (c), Deacon Manu, Aleki Lutui, Michael Collins.

Replacements: Scott Linklater, Simms Davison, Sean Hohneck, Wayne Ormond, Kevin Senio, Stephen Donald, Grant McQuoid.

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