Retallick & Messam return for Chiefs against Reds

The Chiefs have named their team to play the Reds in Brisbane with both Brodie Retallick and Liam Messam returning from injury..

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has named some new personnel in the forward pack with Mitchell Graham and Siate Tokolahi starting in the front row and Retallick and Messam adding their experience.

Halfback Augustine Pulu will play his 50th match in Chiefs colours. In the midfield Tim Nanai-Williams starts on the left wing with Andrew Horrell joining Charlie Ngatai in the midfield.

Bryce Heem moves to the right wing and Tom Marshall returns at fullback.

The bench gets a make over with Pauliasi Manu, Jarrod Firth, Matt Symons, Maama Vaipulu, Damian McKenzie and Anton Lienert-Brown all joining the reserves.


1. Mitchell Graham , 2. Hika Elliot , 3. Siate Tokolahi , 4. Michael Fitzgerald , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Liam Messam (c) , 7. Sam Cane , 8. Michael Leitch , 9. Augustine Pulu (50th match) , 10. Marty McKenzie , 11. Tim Nanai-Williams , 12. Andrew Horrell , 13. Charlie Ngatai , 14. Bryce Heem , 15. Tom Marshall

Replacements : 16. Quentin MacDonald , 17. Pauliasi Manu , 18. Jarrod Firth , 19. Matt Symons , 20. Maama Vaipulu , 21. Brad Weber , 22. Damian McKenzie , 23. Anton Lienert-Brown

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