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Highlanders get boost on the wing

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The Highlanders have received a big boost ahead of this weeks Super 14 clash against the Stormers at Carisbrook with a return to fitness of winger Viliame Waqaseduadua.

 

Waqaseduadua had picked up a knee problem in the first round match against the Force in Perth and he was not expected to feature again so soon.

Glen Horton returns to fullback while Craig Clare drops to the bench


Alando Soakai takes over the openside flank and captain Josh Blackie switches to the blindside Hoani MacDonald moves to the second row.


Lucky Mulipola didn’t perform last week against the Sharks so he is given another chance to prove his worth on the wing.


This match against the Stormers is the Highlanders’ first match at home this season so home support should be good. On the road the Highlanders started with a win against the Force but then slumped to two defeats in SA.


The Stormers have no had a good season so far and their only win came last week against the Chiefs.


Highlanders:
15 Glen Horton, 14 Lucky Mulipola, 13 Matthew Saunders, 12 Callum Bruce, 11 Viliama Waqaseduadua, 10 Charlie Hore, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Craig Newby, 7 Alando Soakai, 6 Josh Blackie (C), 5 James Ryan, 4 Hoani MacDonald, 3 Clarke Dermody, 2 Jason Macdonald, 1 Chris King.

 

Reserves: 16 David Hall, 17 Keith Cameron, 18 Kane Thompson, 19 Hale T-Pole, 20 Toby Morland, 21 Aaron Bancroft/Jason Kawau, 22 Craig Clare.

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