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Kahui returns for Chiefs – Outside centre Richard Kahui will make his first appearance this season as he was named in the Chiefs’ run-on side for their clash against the Sharks in Hamilton on Friday. This sees Dwayne Sweeney dropped to the wood.

The only other change sees hooker Hika Elliot promoted ahead of Aled de Malmanche.

Chiefs – 15 Tim Nanai-Williams, 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Richard Kahui, 12 Tana Umaga, 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Brendon Leonard, 8 Liam Messam, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Scott Waldrom, 5 Isaac Ross, 4 Craig Clarke, 3 Nathan White, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Ben May.
Subs: 16 Aled de Malmanche, 17 Sona Taumalolo, 18 Romana Graham, 19 Fritz Lee, 20 Taniela Moa, 21 Mike Delany, 22 Dwayne Sweeney.