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Highlanders change one for Kings

10th May 2013 06:18


Jamie Joseph Highlanders boss 2012

Keeping the faith: Jamie Joseph

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Tino Nemani makes his debut for the Highlanders on the right wing having played four games for the Chiefs last year.

Nemani takes the place of Phil Burleigh, who has not recovered from a knock to the shoulder sustained in last weekend's memorable 25-22 win over the Sharks in Dunedin and did not travel with the team to South Africa.

Former All Blacks number eight Mose Tuiali'i comes on to the replacements bench having recovered from a knee injury that has kept him sidelined over the last three weeks.

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Tino Nemani, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 TJ Ioane, 7 John Hardie, 6 Jarrad Hoeata, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Chris King, 2 Andrew Hore (c), 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Ma'afu Fia, 18 Mose Tuiali'i, 19 Joe Wheeler, 20 Fumiaka Tanaka, 21 Hayden Parker, 22 Jason Emery.

Date: Saturday, May 11
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 17:05 (15:05 GMT)
Referee: Jason Jaftha (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Sindile Mayende and Christie du Preez (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

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