Seven changes to Turbos team

Lewis Marshall scores a try in spectacular fashion against Counties Manukau.
Lewis Marshall scores a try in spectacular fashion against Counties Manukau.
The Turbos take on Counties Manukau at FMG Stadium.
The Turbos take on Counties Manukau at FMG Stadium.
All Black Aaron Smith was a 'waterboy' during the Turbos' game against Counties Manukau.
All Black Aaron Smith was a 'waterboy' during the Turbos' game against Counties Manukau.
Junior Tomasi Cama makes a run in the Turbos match against North Harbour.
Junior Tomasi Cama makes a run in the Turbos match against North Harbour.
Matenga Baker fends off a North harbour player.
Matenga Baker fends off a North harbour player.
Callum Gibbins makes a charge for the Turbos.
Callum Gibbins makes a charge for the Turbos.
Manawatu's Papa Wharerewa is by Tasman's Filipo Levi.
Manawatu's Papa Wharerewa is by Tasman's Filipo Levi.
Lewis Marhsall gets ready to fend against Tasman's Steve Alfeld.
Lewis Marhsall gets ready to fend against Tasman's Steve Alfeld.
Turbos captain Nick Crosswell prepares for contact in the match against Tasman.
Turbos captain Nick Crosswell prepares for contact in the match against Tasman.

Seven changes have been made to the Manawatu Turbos rugby team for their Ranfurly Shield challenge against Taranaki at New Plymouth on Saturday.

Many of them are positional changes from the side which lost to Counties-Manukau last week.

Lewis Marshall comes in to start at fullback with Nehe Milner-Skudder moving from No 15 to the wing.

Hamish Gosling returns from injury to No 8, Fraser Stone is back at lock and in come props Ma'afu Fia and Grant Polson with Chiefs wing Asaeli Tikoirotuma in the reserves.

Manawatu team to play Taranaki: 15 Lewis Marshall, 14 Craig Clare, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Matenga Baker, 11 Nehe Milner-Skudder,  10  Tomasi Cama, 9 Papa Wharewera; 8 Hamish Gosling, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Nick Crosswell (captain),  5 Michael FitzGerald, 4 Fraser Stone, 3 Ma'afu Fia, 2 Rob Foreman, 1 Grant Polson. Reserves: 16 Bryn Templeman, 17 David Te Moana, 18 Reece Robinson, 19 Antonio Kiri Kiri, 20  Karl Bryson, 21 Nathan George, 22 Asaeli Tikoirotuma.

Manawatu Standard