I'm excited for this one, both teams are coming off wins against Moana Pasifika and will be wanting a W this week to get some real momentum into their campaigns.
Coming from a Canes perspective it's pretty hard to pick a side for this week with Holland continually chopping and changing, but after Tuesday's game it will be hard to leave out Isaia Walker-Leawere.
I think they will go with something like this with a couple players backing up from Tuesday:
- Aumua (pending a return from injury)
- Savea (c)
- Coles / O'Reilly
I'll take a stab at the Highlanders team with the recent news that Selby-Rickett and Frizzel will be out for lengthy periods.
- De Groot
- B Evans
- Mikaele Tu'u
- G Evans
- Umaga-Jensen (pending a return from injury)
@canes4life hopefully not Princep, as he did the full eighty. Was there a ever a slower player off the back of the scrum? He did well with the push over try, I admit, but he's such a plodder
Holland loves plodders
Yeah. Although Jules certainly showed his worth versus riyasi this last week, for sure! Riyasi was pants
Shit me. Tony Brown has really hit the re-set button. I would have liked to have seen a bit more faith in Dawai. But looks like they wanted to have a stronger defender on the wing. Looking forward to seeing Harmon and Umaga-Jensen back on the paddock. Denny Solomona is a bit of a shock at centre.
Highlanders vs Hurricanes