Highlanders rest Mackintosh for Hurricanes

Last updated 10:58 11/05/2012
Jamie Mackintosh
REST AND ROTATION: Jamie Mackintosh has been left out of the Highlanders team to play the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

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Highlanders skipper Jamie Mackintosh has been rested for tomorrow night's important Super Rugby game against the Hurricanes in Dunedin.

Mackintosh gets a spell after playing every game this season, with Chris King moving over to the loosehead side of the scrum and Ma'afu Fia starting on the tighthead.

Andrew Hore will lead the team in Mackintosh's absence.

In other changes, Adam Thomson will start at openside flanker after the Highlanders lost third string No 7 Doug Tietjens to a knee injury last weekend.

Nick Crosswell, on the comeback from a knee injury of his own, starts on the blindside.

Phil Burleigh will start in the midfield alongside Tamati Ellison after Shaun Treeby broke a cheekbone against the Sharks last weekend.

Southland Stags players Kendrick Lynn and Tim Boys have been included on the bench.

HIGHLANDERS: Ben Smith, Siale Piutau, Tamati Ellison, Phil Burleigh, Hosea Gear, Mike Delany, Aaron Smith, Nasi Manu, Adam Thomson, Nick Crosswell, Jarrad Hoeata, Josh Bekhuis, Ma'afu Fia, Andrew Hore (captain), Chris King. Reserves; Jason Rutledge, Bronson Murray, Culum Retallick, Tim Boys, Jimmy Cowan, Chris Noakes, Kendrick Lynn.

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