Landmark for Sivivatu
All Black winger Sitiveni Sivivatu will run out for his 50th cap for the Chiefs against the Waratahs in the Super 14 tie on Saturday.
Last Updated: 21/02/08 11:54am
All Black winger Sitiveni Sivivatu will run out for his 50th cap for the Chiefs against the Waratahs in the Super 14 tie in Hamilton on Saturday.
Sivivatu, 25, becomes the 13th player in the franchise's history to reach the half-century mark.
He will again start on the left wing, but the berth on the other flank will go to Viliame Waqaseduadua, who is set to make his debut for the Chiefs.
Waqaseduadua replaces Sosene Anesi, who is suffering from a sore foot and is being rested as a precaution.
Anesi's absence is one of two changes from the starting line-up in the 32-14 defeat to the Blues last weekend.
The other switch is also because of injury, with Brendon Leonard in the number nine jersey for Jamie Nutbrown, who is out for up to six weeks after suffering a medial ligament injury against the Blues.
Coach Ian Foster has named an unchanged forward pack that played in the opening round at Eden Park.
"We believe that we haven't had a chance to get our game out on the park yet," Foster told NZPA.
"The best way to do that is to use the guys who went through last week's experience. We really need to focus on our game this week."
Foster has opted for a different mix in his reserves this week with lock Toby Lynn and loose forwards Tom Harding and Faifili Levave being included in the matchday-22.
Lock Kristian Ormsby was not considered because of a shoulder injury.
Chiefs: 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Viliame Waqaseduadua, 13 Richard Kahui, 12 Callum Bruce, 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Brendon Leonard, 8 Sione Lauaki, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Kevin O'Neill, 4 Jono Gibbes (c), 3 Ben Castle, 2 Tom Willis, 1 Simms Davison.
Replacments: 16 Aled de Malmanche, 17 Ben May, 18 Toby Lynn, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Tom Harding, 21 David Bason, 22 Lelia Masaga.