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Chiefs trial Nanai-Williams at centre for Hurricanes

Tim Nanai-Williams will play the trial match at centre

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Article Published: Friday 15 February 2013|

The Chiefs have named their team for their final Super Rugby warm up match against the Hurricanes at Mangatainoka this Saturday.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie plans to give the majority of his players a run with the exception of Andrew Horrell, Robbie Robinson, Brendon Leonard, Charlie Ngatai and Richard Kahui who are all out with injury.

All are expected to be fit in the coming weeks except Leonard who is out for another four weeks with a fractured cheek.

Getting a chance to prove their versatility is Tim Nanai-Williams who will start at centre and Gareth Anscombe who will be at fullback.

Chiefs' coach Dave Rennie said, "We have been really impressed with both of these players."

"With their skill sets they very well could start the season in these positions, so they are getting a crack at it tomorrow."


1. Pauliasi Manu , 2. Hika Elliot , 3. Ben Afeaki , 4. Craig Clarke (c) , 5. Mike Fitzgerald , 6. Nick Crosswell , 7. Tanerau Latimer , 8. Fritz Lee , 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10. Aaron Cruden , 11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma , 12. Bundee Aki , 13. Tim Nanai-Williams , 14. Lelia Masaga , 15. Gareth Anscombe

Replacements: Mahonri Schwalger, Toby Smith, Romana Graham, Sam Cane, Augustine Pulu, Maritino Nemani, Ross Filipo, Rhys Marshall, Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Patrick Osborne and Ben Tameifuna

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