Rugby: Teams for pre-season action in Albany, Rotorua

Teams have been finalised for a couple of pre-season Super 14 matches.

The Highlanders and Chiefs have named their sides to meet in Rotorua on Friday night.

HIGHLANDERS:

Israel Dagg, Lucky Mulipola, Jason Shoemark, Jayden Hayward, Kenny Lynn, Mat Berquist, Sean Romans, Steven Setephano, Tim Boys, Hayden Triggs, Ross Kenedy, Anthony Perenise, David Hall, Keith Cameron.

Reserves:

Jason Rutledge, Clint Newland, George Naoupu, Alando Soakai, Scott Cowan, Daniel Bowden, Pehi Te Whare, Johnny Leota, Brett Mather, Karne Hesketh.

CHIEFS:

James Wilson, Lelia Masaga, Jackson Willison, Dwayne Sweeney, Tim Mikkelson, Mike Delany, Toby Morland, Colin Bourke, Tanerau Latimer, Liam Messam, Craig Clarke, Toby Lynn, James McGougan, Aled de Malmanche, Joe Savage.

Reserves:

Hika Elliot, Hikairo Forbes), Sona Taumalolo, Culum Retallick, Romana Graham, Luke Braid), Serge Lilo, Sione Lauaki, David Bason, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Callum Bruce, Richard Kahui, Save Tokula, Trent Renata.

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Meanwhile, Hurricanes head coach Colin Cooper and his Blues counterpart Pat Lam today named their squads for Friday's pre-season fixture at North Harbour Stadium in Albany.

HURRICANES:

Zac Guildford, Andre Taylor, Jason Kawau, Tamati Ellison, David Smith, Daniel Kirkpatrick, Chris Eaton, Victor Vito, Karl Lowe, Nick Crosswell, Bryn Evans, Api Naikatini, Tim Fairbrother, Dane Coles, Jacob Ellison.

Reserves:

Ged Robinson, John Schwalger, Bernie Upton, Piri Weepu, Willie Ripia, Cory Jane, Alby Mathewson, Shane Cleaver, Scott Waldrom, Jarrad Hoeata, Nathan Hohaia, Neemia Tialata.

BLUES: Rudi Wulf, Anthony Tuitavake, Paul Williams, Benson Stanley, Rene Ranger, Tasesa Lavea, Chris Smylie, Chris Lowrey, Onosai'i Auva'a, Justin Collins, Jay Williams, Kurtis Haiu, Charlie Faumuina, Tom McCartney, Tevita Mailau.

Reserves:

Francis Smith, Pauliasi Manu, James Afoa, James King, Chris Smith, Anthony Elisala, Peter Saili, Tom Chamberlin, Grayson Hart, Jamie Helleur, Jimmy Gopperth, Mike Harris, Michael Hobbs, Lachie Munro, Winston Stanley.

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