Marty in, Messam out for Chiefs

Marty McKenzie will start at flyhalf for the Chiefs against the Highlanders in Invercargill on Saturday.

His brother Damian, who wore the No 10 jersey against the Vodacom Bulls last weekend, shifts to fullback.

In other changes, Maama Vaipulu replaces captain Liam Messam, who has a shoulder injury, on the blindside flank, with loosehead prop Pauliasi Manu and No 5 lock Michael Fitzgerald returning to the starting lineup.

Chiefs – 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Hosea Gear, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Bryce Heem, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Maama Vaipulu, 5 Michael Fitzgerald, 4 Ross Filipo, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Subs: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Mitchell Graham, 19 Brian Alainu’uese, 20 Mitchell Crosswell, 21 Brad Weber, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Tim Nanai-Williams.

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