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Highlanders name team to play the Western Force

Kurt Baker gets his first start of the 2014 Super Rugby season

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Article Published: Thursday 13 March 2014|

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Highlanders' Head Coach, Jamie Joseph has named his team to play the Western Force on Saturday at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

After a bye week the team is rearing to go against the Western Force, who are coming off a strong win against the Melbourne Rebels in the weekend.

Kurt Baker gets his first start of the 2014 Super Rugby season on the left wing and will be a player to watch on Saturday.

It was hoped that Brad Thorn might be available for selection this week but his rib injury will keep him out for another week and is expected back next week.

Patrick Osborne's ankle injury is expected to keep him out of action for another two weeks.

Highlanders

1 Kane Hames , 2 Liam Coltman , 3 Chris King , 4 Jarrad Hoeata , 5 Joe Wheeler , 6 John Hardie , 7 Shane Christie , 8 Nasi Manu (co captain) , 9 Aaron Smith , 10 Lima Sopoaga , 11 Kurt Baker , 12 Shaun Treeby , 13 Malakai Fekitoa , 14 Richard Buckman , 15 Ben Smith (co captain)

Replacements : 16 Ged Robinson , 17 Matias Diaz , 18 Craig Millar , 19 Josh Bekhuis , 20 Elliot Dixon , 21 Fumiaki Tanaka , 22 Hayden Parker , 23 Phil Burleigh

 
 
 
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