The Highlanders have called their squad to deal with the Blues in Auckland on Friday in their ultimate pre-season trial sport forward in the Super Rugby tournament.
The Otago outfit's injury crisis is so significant they happen to be pressured to get in touch with up their scrum coach and previous All Black Kees Meeuws to produce up their quantities over the bench.
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Mentor Jamie Joseph has ten players about the sidelines and can not want his squad to choose up any even more accidents in this particular weekend's video game.
Even with all the additional damage stress, Joseph will be searching for an enhanced performance from his outfit following the Highlanders went down 47-19 and 38-36 towards the Crusaders and Chiefs respectively.
The vast majority of the Highlanders' huge guns will, on the other hand, be available with Andrew Hore, Adam Thomson, Hosea Gear and Jimmy Cowan all obtaining a hit out.
The Highlanders with facial area the Blues with the UniTec floor, Auckland on Friday at 2pm.
one. Jamie Mackintosh, 2. Andrew Hore, three. Bronson Murray, 4. Josh Bekhuis, five. Nick Crosswell, six. Adam Thomson, seven. John Hardie, 8. Nasi Manu, nine. Jimmy Cowan, ten. Lima Sopoaga, 11. Hosea Gear, twelve. Phil Burleigh, thirteen. Ben Smith, fourteen. Telusa Veainu, 15. Kurt Baker.
Replacements: Jason Rutledge, Jacob Ellison, Culum Retallick, Doug Tietjens, Aaron Smith, Chris Noakes, Buxton Popoali'i, Hoani MacDonald, Cardiff Vaega, Kees Meeuws.