Highlanders change four for Bulls clash


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Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph has made four changes to the starting team that played the Hurricanes in Dunedin last Saturday for this week’s clash against the Bulls in Dunedin .

Highlanders captain, Jamie Mackintosh comes back into the engine room, and livewire rake Jason Rutledgewill join his skipper in the starting XV in place of Andrew Hore.

Tim Boys will start at openside flankershifting with Nick Crosswell to lock and Josh Bekhuis has been bracketed with Hoani MacDonald on the bench.

Mike Delany will start at pivot this week and Chris Noakes moves back to the reserves.

Scott Fuglistaller joins the Highlanders as permanent cover for John Hardie and makes the 22 this week.


1 Jamie Mackintosh (c) 2 Jason Rutledge 3 Ma’afu Fia 4 Jarrad Hoeata 5 Nick Crosswell 6 Adam Thomson 7 Tim Boys 8 Nasi Manu 9 Aaron Smith 10 Mike Delany 11 Hosea Gear 12 Phil Burleigh 13 Tamati Ellison 14 Siale Piutau 15 Ben Smith

Reserves 16 Andrew Hore 17 Bronson Murray 18 Hoani MacDonald/Josh Bekhuis 19 Scott Fuglistaller 20 Jimmy Cowan 21 Chris Noakes 22 Kenny Lynn

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