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Chiefs' Latimer to win 100th cap against Stormers

Tanerau Latimer will win his 100th Super Rugby cap this weekend

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Article Published: Wednesday 12 March 2014|

Tanerau Latimer will win his 100th Super Rugby cap this weekend after being named in the Chiefs starting line up to play the Stormers at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Friday.

The match will be the Chiefs last home game before they head off shore for three weeks for matches against the Force, Bulls and Cheetahs.

The clash will mark inspirational Chiefs player Tanerau Latimer's 100th Super Rugby match and in five more games time he will celebrate his 100th Chiefs match.

With a number of players returning from injury, the Chiefs coaches have made many changes to their starting line-up and reserve selections.

Jamie Mackintosh returns to the starting line-up at prop. Brodie Retallick has been cleared to play and is joined in the locking stocks by Matt Symons.

Liam Messam resumes his position at flanker with Liam Squire starting in the No 8 jersey after a solid performance off the bench last week.

James Lowe gets his first start on the wing and Tom Marshall will make his Chiefs debut at second five-eighth. Gareth Anscombe makes his long awaited return to rugby at fullback in his first match of the season. Pauliasi Manu, Michael Fitzgerald, Robbie Fruean and Asaeli Tikoirotuma all move to the bench.

Chiefs Coach Dave Rennie said ,"Over the last couple of years the Stormers have had the best defensive record in the competition and you saw why against the Crusaders. They obviously have a lot of character in their group and they are going to be a tough defensive unit to crack."


1. Jamie Mackintosh , 2. Mahonri Schwalger , 3. Ben Tameifuna , 4. Matt Symons , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Liam Messam , 7. Tanerau Latimer , 8. Liam Squire , 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10. Aaron Cruden (c) , 11. James Lowe , 12. Tom Marshall , 13. Charlie Ngatai , 14. Tim Nanai-Williams , 15. Gareth Anscombe

Replacements : 16. Rhys Marshall , 17. Pauliasi Manu , 18. Josh Hohneck , 19. Michael Fitzgerald , 20. Tevita Koloamatangi , 21. Brad Webber , 22. Robbie Fruean , 23. Asaeli Tikoirotuma

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