Chiefs make eight changes for Bulls clash

The Chiefs have made eight changes to the team that lost to the Force in Perth for this weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Bulls Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

The Chiefs are attempting to win their third straight title – a threepeat – and suffered their first loss of the season last week.

Prop Pauliasi Manu, hooker Rhys Marshall, lock Matt Symons, flanker Tanerau Latimer and No 8 Kane Thompson have been bought into the starting line up for the forwards.

In the backs, Tim Nanai-Williams who experienced a minor hamstring tweak in the last game will move to the bench and is replaced by Andrew Horrell.

Eighteen year-old Anton Lienert-Brown makes his Super Rugby debut on the wing after some strong performances during the pre-season and Mils Muliaina moves back to fullback.

Ben Afeaki will start off the bench and is joined by Jamie Mackintosh, Mahonri Schwalger, Michael Fitzgerald, Sam Cane and Gareth Anscombe.

Chiefs

1. Pauliasi Manu ,2. Rhys Marshall ,3. Ben Tameifuna ,4. Matt Symons ,5. Brodie Retallick,6. Liam Messam,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Kane Thompson,9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow,10. Aaron Cruden (c),11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma ,12. Tom Marshall,13. Andrew Horrell,14. Anton Lienert-Brown,15. Mils Muliaina

Replacements :16. Mahonri Schwalger,17. Jamie Mackintosh,18. Ben Afeaki,19. Michael Fitzgerald ,20. Sam Cane,21. Augustine Pulu ,22. Gareth Anscombe ,23. Tim Nanai-Williams

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