Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby team loosie Devan Flanders has given his coaching staff a healthy selection dilemma in the countdown to Saturday's Mitre 10 Cup Championship semifinal.

Promoted to the starting XV as a late replacement for injured No 8 Gareth Evans, Flanders, 20, was the Magpies' best player in their 47-28 loss to unbeaten Premiership leaders Tasman at Napier's McLean Park on Saturday. The 2018 and '19 Baby Black, who has started in six of the Magpies' 10 outings this season, did more than enough to warrant another starting XV appearance in the semifinal.

Flanders finished the match with

Advertisement
Advertisement