Chiefs lose Anton Lienert-Brown to injury ahead of Hurricanes game

Chiefs head coach Warren Gatland
Chiefs head coach Warren Gatland

Chiefs will be without Anton Lienert-Brown for their fourth round clash in the Super Rugby Aotearoa against Hurricanes to be played on Sunday.

Lienert-Brown will miss the game with a concussion forcing Quinn Tupaea to move from outside to inside centre Tumua Manu taking the number 13 jersey.

“Last week against the Crusaders we put on a solid performance however a few crucial moments cost us the win in a tight battle. We need to execute those opportunities to gain the win,” he told the Chiefs’ official website.

“There is a great rivalry between our two teams and the boys are eager to get one back after falling short before lockdown. The Hurricanes have some elusive attacking players and are a dangerous team with ball in hand.

“We know they will be refreshed and eager to get a win, just like us, so it will be a tight tussle and one we know families and fans will enjoy.”

The other changes comes in the bench which sees the inclusion of Ross Geldenhuys, Tupou Vaa’i, Dylan Nel, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi and Solomon Alaimalo.

Chiefs will be desperate for their first win in the competition after losing all their three matches until now and are positioned fourth in the table.

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Tumua Manu, 12 Quinn Tupaea, 11 Etene Nanai-Seturo, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 4 Mitchell Brown, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Bradley Slater, 1 Aidan Ross

Replacements: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Reuben O’Neill, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Dylan Nel, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Kaleb Trask, 23 Solomon Alaimalo

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