Stephen Donald to lead Waikato Chiefs against Wales
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 12/06/16 1:47pm
Former World Cup winner Stephen Donald will lead the Chiefs against Wales in Tuesday's clash at the FMG Stadium Waikato.
Donald, who kicked the match-winning penalty for the All Blacks in the 2011 World Cup final against France at Eden Park after coming on as a replacement for Aaron Cruden, played for Bath for two seasons.
He takes over the No 10 jersey from Cruden and Damian McKenzie who are both away on international duty.
The Chiefs, Super Rugby champions in 2012 and 2013, are without eight All Blacks, two other players with international sevens and under-20 teams and a further 10 members ruled out through injury.
To mark their first game against an international touring team the Chiefs will perform a special Haka before kick-off - the first time in their 20-year history that they have done so.
Wales will take on New Zealand in the second Test on Saturday, having lost the opener 39-21 in Auckland.
Chiefs: 15 James Lowe, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Andrew Horrell, 11 Sam Vaka, 10 Stephen Donald (captain), 9 Brad Weber, 1 Mitchell Graham, 2 Rhys Marshall, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 4 Dominic Bird, 5 Michael Allardice, 6 Mitchell Brown, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 8 Tom Sanders.
Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Tevita Koloamatangi, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Sam McNicol, 23 Latu Vaeno.