Super Rugby

Naholo returns for Highlanders




The Highlanders have included Waisake Naholo on the right wing for their Super rugby match against the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town.

Naholo returns to the side after passing fitness testing during the week in the run up to the match.

Big lock, Pari Pari Parkinson, will partner Tom Franklin in the middle row, James Lentjes will start at seven and Elliot Dixon returns to the back of the scrum.

Patelesio Tomkinson moves from the wing to the midfield and Matt Faddes will again cover the fullback position.

Marty Banks, having recently arrived in South Africa for the injured Teihorangi Walden, makes his way back into the playing 23 and Thomas Umaga-Jensen will also get his chance from the bench.

Ben Smith (hamstring), Tevita Li (hamstring), Jackson Hemopo (knee) Teihorangi Walden (concussion) were all unavailable for selection due to short term injuries while Tevita Nabura (knee), Richard Buckman (achilles), Bryn Gatland (foot) have all been ruled out for the season.


1. Daniel Lienert-Brown,2. Liam Coltman,3. Tyrel Lomax,4. Pari Pari Parkinson,5. Tom Franklin,6. Luke Whitelock (c),7. James Lentjes,8. Elliot Dixon,9. Aaron Smith,10. Josh Ioane,11 Jordan Hyland,12.Patelesio Tomkinson,13. Rob Thompson,14. Waisake Naholo,15. Matt Faddes

Replacements : 16. Ash Dixon,17. Ayden Johnstone,18. Siate Tokolahi,19. Josh Dickson,20. Shannon Frizell,21. Kayne Hammington,22. Marty Banks,23. Thomas Umaga-Jensen

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