Chiefs bring back Deacon Manu for Reds



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The Chiefs have named their team to play the Reds at Waikato Stadium on Friday. Jonno Gibbes will start and captain the side in his 50th game.

The  team has four pack changes for their first home game. Coach Foster has brought back front rowers Deacon Manu and Tom Willis, along with lock Bernie Upton and flanker Steven Bates for this match to give the front eight a more solid look, while again leaving the backline untouched.

The Chiefs team is:

1 Deacon Manu
2 Tom Willis
3 Ben Castle
4 Jono Gibbes (c)
5 Bernie Upton
6 Steven Bates
7 Marty Holah
8 Sione Lauaki
9 Byron Kelleher
10 Stephen Donald
11 Sitiveni Sivivatu
12 Sam Tuitupou
13 Mark Ranby
14 Sosene Anesi
15 Mils Muliaina

Reserves: Aleki Lutui, Simms Davison, Sean Hohneck, Kristian Ormsby, Jamie Nutbrown, Loki Crichton, Lelia Masaga.

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