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Chiefs make changes for Cheetahs

Robbie Robinson moves into the reserves for this match

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Article Published: Thursday 12 April 2012|

The Chiefs have named their team to face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein looking to stretch their winning streak to six after they beat the Force in Perth last week.

The Chiefs lead the New Zealand Super Rugby conference but eight of the Chiefs squad this is their first trip to South Africa and a number of changes have been made form last week.

Alex Bradley will make his Chiefs debut at No 8, while Andrew Horrell starts at fullback and Robbie Robinson moves into the reserves. Hika Elliot will start at hooker and Asaeli Tikoirotuma comes onto the bench.

Chief's assistant coach Wayne Smith said "The Cheetahs play the quickest brand of football so it is going to have its challenges."

"They play a rucking, running style of game and can be lethal from anywhere on the park so we are going to have to be combative with good set piece and a good 80 minute performance."

After the Cheetahs match the Chiefs will play The Sharks before returning home to play the Hurricanes on 28 April at Waikato Stadium.


1. Arizona Taumalolo,2. Hika Elliot,3. Ben Tameifuna,4. Craig Clarke (c),5. Brodie Retallick ,6. Liam Messam,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Alex Bradley,9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow,10. Aaron Cruden,11. Tim Nanai-Williams,12. Sonny Bill Williams,13. Richard Kahui,14. Lelia Masaga ,15. Andrew Horrell

16. Mahonri Schwalger,17. Josh Hohneck,18. Michael Fitzgerald,19. Sam Cane,20. Augustine Pulu,21. Asaeli Tikoirotuma,22. Robbie Robinson

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