Cane named on Steamers bench for semi

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All Black Sam Cane has been named on the bench for the Bay of Plenty Steamers semi-final against Otago tomorrow night.  Photo/File
All Black Sam Cane has been named on the bench for the Bay of Plenty Steamers semi-final against Otago tomorrow night. Photo/File

Reporoa's Sam Cane has returned from injury and has been named in the Bay of Plenty Steamers squad to play their Mitre 10 Cup Championship semifinal against Otago tomorrow evening at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

The All Black will start on the bench for the Steamers.

The Steamers coaching management of Clayton McMillan, Rodney Gibbs and David Hill have named their side to take on Otago at 7.35pm.

Few changes have been made to the starting fifteen which held on to secure a spot in the semi finals with a 26-24 win over Hawkes Bay last weekend.

Jesse Parete the only change in starting fifteen will start at number six after being sidelined with concussion.

The Steamers bench will see the return of Hooker James O'Reilly and second five eight Terrence Hepetema after being sidelined with injuries. O'Reilly and Hepetema will be joined by Sam Cane on the bench to make up the starting 23.

The team:

1. Aidan Ross
2. Joseph Royal
3. Siegfried Fisi'ihoi
4. Keepa Mewett
5. Culum Retallick
6. Jesse Parete
7. Henry Stowers
8. Joe Tupe
9. Te Aihe Toma
10.

Dan Hollinshead
11. Regan Ware
12. Teddy Stanaway
13. Lalakai Foketi
14. Monty Ioane
15. Isaac Te Aute

Reserves:

16. James O'Reilly
17. Solomona Sakalia
18. Pingi Tala'apitaga
19. Sam Cane
20. Matty Axtens
21. Ruki Tipuna
22. Terrence Hepetema
23. Chase Tiatia

Steamers Management:

Head Coach: Clayton McMillan
Assistant Coach: Rodney Gibbs
Assistant Coach: David Hill
Manager: Wayne Brill
Strength and Conditioning Trainer: Brad Mayo
Physiotherapist: Damian Banks
Assistant Physiotherapist: Corey Stunell
Doctor: Turuki Tahuri
Video Analyst: Mark Roberts

- Rotorua Daily Post

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