Highlanders identify weakened aspect on account of All Blacks restrictions

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Restrictions for All Blacks gamers forward of the Rugby World Cup have pressured the Highlanders to call a severely weakened staff forward of their conflict with the Melbourne Rebels this week.

Beneath an settlement between the New Zealand Rugby Union and the Kiwi Tremendous Rugby coaches, no All Blacks participant is allowed to play greater than 180 minutes throughout the primary three rounds this season.

Which means Ben Smith, Aaron Smith, Luke Whitelock and Liam Coltman all have been omitted of the Highlanders 23 this weekend, with Ash Dixon set to take over the captaincy within the absence of Ben Smith and Whitelock.

Bryn Gatland will make his membership debut, whereas hooker Ricky Jackson, prop Josh Iosefo-Scott and halfback Folau Fakatava have been included on the bench, all in line for a possible Tremendous Rugby debut.

Bookmark this web page and maintain checking again to The Roar all through the week as all of the Tremendous Rugby groups are named for Spherical three.

Friday, 5:35pm: Hurricanes vs Brumbies at Central Power Belief Area, Palmerston North

Hurricanes
Nonetheless to return.

Brumbies
Nonetheless to return.

Friday, 7:45pm: Rebels vs Highlanders at AAMI Park, Melbourne

Rebels
Nonetheless to return.

Highlanders
1. Daniel Lienert-Brown, 2. Ash Dixon (c), three. Siate Tokolahi, four. Jackson Hemopo, 5. Pari Pari Parkinson, 6. Shannon Frizell, 7. Jimmy Lentjes, eight. Elliot Dixon, 9. Kayne Hammington, 10. Bryn Gatland, 11. Josh McKay, 12. Teihorangi Walden, 13. Thomas Umaga-Jensen, 14. Waisake Naholo, 15. Josh Ioane
Bench: 16. Ricky Jackson, 17. Ayden Johnstone, 18. Josh Iosefa-Scott, 19. Tom Franklin, 20. Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, 21. Folau Fakatava, 22. Patelesio Tomkinson, 23. Marty Banks

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Saturday, 5:35pm: Chiefs vs Sunwolves at FMG Stadium, Waikato

Chiefs
Nonetheless to return.

Sunwolves
Nonetheless to return.

Saturday, 7:45pm: Reds vs Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Reds

Crusaders

Sunday, 12:05am: Lions vs Bulls at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg

Lions
Nonetheless to return.

Bulls
Nonetheless to return.

Sunday, 2:15am: Sharks vs Stormers at Kings Park Stadium, Durban

Sharks
Nonetheless to return.

Stormers.

Sunday, eight:40am: Jaguares vs Blues at Estadio Jose Amalfitani

Jaguares
Nonetheless to return.

Blues
Nonetheless to return.

All instances AEDT.


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