Tameifuna and Cane to start for Chiefs

Getty Images and James Mortimer     05 Jul 2013     Getty Images

The New Zealand derby is one of the most anticipated matches of the Investec Super Rugby round robin competition with both teams coming off solid wins last week.

Dave Rennie has made four changes to his starting line up. Prop Ben Tameifuna will start with Ben Afeaki moving to the pine. Sam Cane and Charlie Ngatai will start at flanker and centre respectively and Patrick Osborne on the right wing with Tanerau Latimer and Tim Nanai-Williams moving to the bench. The match will be Tim Nanai-Williams 50th match for Chiefs.

Dave Rennie said “The Crusaders are a quality side. They will be desperate so we know they are going to be huge challenge down in Christchurch.”

Pauliasi Manu
Hika Elliot
Ben Tameifuna
Craig Clarke ©
Brodie Retallick
Liam Messam
Sam Cane
Matt Vant Leven
Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Aaron Cruden
Asaeli Tikoirotuma
Bundee Aki
Charlie Ngatai
Patrick Osborne
Robbie Robinson

Mahonri Schwalger
Ben Afeaki
Michael Fitzgerald
Tanerau Latimer
Augustine Pulu
Andrew Horrell
Tim Nanai-Williams (50th)