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Chiefs name travelling Super Rugby squad named for Fiji


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Hamilton based Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs have named a twenty-five strong Super Rugby squad to travel to Fiji where they will play the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium in Suva.

The Chiefs are hosting the match against the Crusaders in Fiji and will be a historic clash as it will be the first time a Super Rugby match will be played in Fiji.

The Chiefs host the Crusaders in this highly anticipated Round 15 fixture and it’s one for the history books as the first Super Rugby game to ever be played in

Twenty-five Chiefs players will travel abroad this Tuesday, with the final 23-man team to front the Crusaders to be named at midday Wednesday.

Included in the travelling squad is veteran hooker Hika Elliot who is in line to play his 100th match for the Chiefs if he takes the field on Friday.

With Johan Bardoul and Michael Allardice sustaining season ending injuries in recent weeks, Mitchell Brown (Taranaki) and Jacob Skeen (Waikato) join the squad as replacement players for the Chiefs remaining games.

The Chiefs travelling squad for Fiji is:


Kane Hames
Siegfried Fisi’ihoi
Hiroshi Yamashita
Atu Moli
Hika Elliot
Nathan Harris
Dominic Bird
Brodie Retallick
Taleni Seu
Sam Cane
Tom Sanders
Mitchell Brown
Lachlan Boshier
Jacob Skeen


Brad Weber
Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Aaron Cruden
Stephen Donald
James Lowe
Toni Pulu
Andrew Horrell
Anton Lienert-Brown
Seta Tamanivalu
Damian McKenzie
Sam McNicol

Not considered for selection: Nepo Laulala, Mitchell Karpik, Pauliasi Manu, Sam Henwood, Johan Bardoul, Glen Fisiiahi, Maama Vaipulu, Michael Allardice, Rhys Marshall, Mitchell Graham, Tevita Koloamatangi, Michael Leitch, Chase Tiatia, Charlie Ngatai, Augustine Pulu (All Blacks Sevens) and Shaun Stevenson (New Zealand U20s).

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