Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph named his starting XV
for their third pre-season game, against the Blues in
Queenstown tomorrow afternoon.
There are a number of changes from the team that beat the
Crusaders in Oamaru last Friday, with Nasi Manu, Josh Bekhuis
and Hayden Parker joining the starting side.
In the forwards, Jarrad Hoeata moves to loose-head lock and
Bekhuis joins him as locking partner.
Manu, returning from injury, replaces Elliot Dixon at number
Parker comes in at first five eighth in the only change to
the backline that took the field against the Crusaders .
Highlanders v Blues, Recreation Ground, Queenstown - 5.30pm
Tony Woodcock, Breayden Mitchell, Ma'afu Fia, Jarrad Hoeata,
Josh Bekhuis, Joe Wheeler, John Hardie, Nasi Manu, Aaron
Smith, Hayden Parker, Hosea Gear (c), Ma'a Nonu, Phil
Burleigh, Kade Poki, Buxton Popoalii.
Reserves: Jason Emery, Fumiaki Tanaka, Shaun Treeby, Trent
Renata, Frae Wilson, Hugh Blake, Tim Boys, Liam Coltman, Tom
Franklin, Paul Grant, Chris King, Jamie Mackintosh, Bronson