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Chiefs lose Lauaki

The Chiefs will be without Sione Lauaki when they host the Force this Friday.

Lauaki is out with a hamstring strain while Mils Muliaina remains sidelined with a back injury. The back row reshuffles with Tanerau Latimer moving to blindside, Serge Lilo to No 6 and Liam Messam to No 8.

Centre Richard Kahui is back from a hip injury while Aled de Malmanche and James McGougan are joined by Ben May in the front row.

Chiefs - Sosene Anesi, Lelia Masaga, Richard Kahui, Callum Bruce, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Stephen Donald, Brendon Leonard, Liam Messam (c), Serge Lilo, Tanerau Latimer, Kevin O’Neill, Craig Clarke, James McGougan, Aled de Malmanche, Ben May.
Subs: Hika Elliot, Joe Savage, Toby Lynn, Colin Bourke, Toby Morland, Mike Delany, Jackson Willison.