Two changes for Highlanders

11th Jul 2013, 15:49

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Andrew Hore: Back as captain

Andrew Hore: Back as captain

Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph has made two changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Rebels in Melbourne.

Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph has made two changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Rebels in Melbourne.

Joseph has recalled captain Andrew Hore at the expense of Liam Coltman at hooker in the run-on side in the only change amongst the forwards.

In the backs, Jason Emery will start at outside centre and Tamati Ellison moves into inside centre.

Shaun Treeby moves to the reserves and Buxton Popoalii drops out of the matchday 22.

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Tamati Ellison, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Mose Tuiali'i, 7 Elliot Dixon, 6 TJ Ioane, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Ma'afu Fia, 2 Andrew Hore (c), 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Jake Paringatai, 19 Joe Wheeler, 20 Fumiaki Tanaka, 21 Hayden Parker, 22 Shaun Treeby.

Date: Friday, July 12
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-off: 19.40 (09.40 GMT)
Referee: Andrew Lees (Australia)
Assistant referees: Ian Smith (Australia), Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
Television match official: Matt Goddard (Australia)