Chiefs rotate as Retallick ruled out for four weeks

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has named his team to play the Rebels in Melbourne at AMMI Park on Saturday and given the number 10 jersey to Andrew Horrell.

Rennie has made a raft of changes to the side that beat the Western Force in Hamilton last weekend.

Pauliasi Manu and Ben Tameifuna take over the duties in the front row with lock Michael Fitzgerald starting with Brodie Retallick out for four weeks with a left shoulder injury. This is the opposite shoulder from his injury earlier this year.

Captain Liam Messam comes back into the side and Andrew Horrell gets his chance in the No 10 jersey.

James Lowe returns onto the left wing, with dynamic play maker Tim Nanai-Williams moving to the right wing.

Siate Tokolahi, Johan Bardoul and Bryce Heem move to the bench and are joined by prop Jamie Mackintosh and lock Michael Allardice.


1. Pauliasi Manu , 2. Hika Elliot , 3. Ben Tameifuna , 4. Matt Symons , 5. Michael Fitzgerald , 6. Liam Messam (c) , 7. Sam Cane , 8. Michael Leitch , 9. Brad Weber , 10. Andrew Horrell , 11. James Lowe , 12. Sonny Bill Williams , 13. Charlie Ngatai , 14. Tim Nanai-Williams , 15. Tom Marshall

Replacements : 16. Quentin MacDonald , 17. Siate Tokolahi , 18. Jamie Mackintosh , 19. Michael Allardice , 20. Johan Bardoul , 21. Augustine Pulu , 22. Damian McKenzie , 23. Bryce Heem

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