• Muliaina back for Chiefs

    Former All Black Mils Muliaina will start at fullback for the Chiefs against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday.

    The 33-year-old is back with his old team after two seasons with the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan.

    Ex-Crusaders centre Robbie Fruean will make his debut for the back-to-back champions in the No 13 jersey, alongside his midfield partner for the encounter, Charlie Ngatai.

    Chiefs – 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, (c), 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Kane Thompson, 7 Tevita Koloamatangi, 6 Liam Messam (c), 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Mike Fitzgerald, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Rhys Marshall, 1 Jamie Mackintosh.
    Subs: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Ben Afeaki, 19 Matt Symons/Liam Squire, 20 Nick Crosswell, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Andrew Horrell/Anton Leinert-Brown, 23 James Lowe.

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