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All Blacks trio named in Highlanders

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/06/2017

Lima Sopoaga of the Highlanders. © Dianne Manson/Getty Images Lima Sopoaga of the Highlanders. All Blacks Liam Coltman, Lima Sopoaga and Waisake Naholo will have an early chance to impress against the British and Irish Lions after being named in the Highlanders team for Tuesday's match in Dunedin.

Liam Coltman of the All Blacks during an international rugby match. © Phil Walter/Getty Images Liam Coltman of the All Blacks during an international rugby match. However, the Highlanders will be without halfback Aaron Smith and fullback Ben Smith, as well as five other players on duty with New Zealand Maori.

Waisake Naholo of the Highlanders. © Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images. Waisake Naholo of the Highlanders. Highlanders: Richard Buckman, Waisake Naholo, Malakai Fekitoa, Teihorangi Walden, Tevita Li, Lima Sopoaga, Kayne Hammington, Dillon Hunt, Gareth Evans, Jackson Hemopo, Alex Ainley, Siate Tokolahi, Liam Coltman, Daniel Lienert-Brown.

Reserves: Greg Pleasants-Tate, Aki Seiuli, Siosuia Halanukonuka, Josh Dickson, James Lentjes, Josh Renton, Marty Banks, Patrick Osborne.

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