Rugby: First start for Smith

Prop Toby Smith will make his first start for the Chiefs in a Super 14 rugby match against the Stormers in Hamilton on Friday night.

The 21-year-old, who has made three appearances off the reserves bench this season, was today named in the starting 15 in place of the injured Sona Taumalolo.

Experienced prop Nathan White returns from a back strain to be named on the bench.

Chiefs team: Tim Nanai-Williams, Lelia Masaga, Richard Kahui, Stephen Donald, Dwayne Sweeney, Mike Delany, Brendon Leonard, Sione Lauaki, Tanerau Latimer, Liam Messam (captain), Culum Retallick, Craig Clarke, Ben Afeaki, Hika Elliot, Toby Smith.

Reserves: Vern Kamo, Nathan White, Romana Graham, Colin Bourke, Junior Poluleuligaga, Callum bruce, Jackson Willison.



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