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One new face in Chiefs side to face Wales

NZN 12/06/2016

Taranaki loose forward Mitchell Brown will make his debut for the Chiefs when the Super Rugby side host Wales in Hamilton.

Brown, who will start as blindside flanker, is the one newcomer in the 23-man squad for the match on Tuesday night.

The home side will be skippered by former All Blacks first five-eighth Stephen Donald, who returned to the Chiefs this year having spent five years overseas after helping New Zealand win the 2011 World Cup final.

Donald replaces regular No.10 Aaron Cruden, who is one of eight Chiefs players on All Blacks duty.

The fixture is the only midweek outing for Wales, who opened their three-Test series against the All Blacks with a 39-21 defeat in Auckland on Saturday night.

Chiefs: James Lowe, Toni Pulu, Anton Lienert-Brown, Andrew Horrell, Sam Vaka, Stephen Donald (captain), Brad Weber, Tom Sanders, Lachlan Boshier, Mitchell Brown, Michael Allardice, Dominic Bird, Hiroshi Yamashita, Rhys Marshall, Mitchell Graham.

Reserves: Hika Elliot, Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, Atu Moli, Taleni Seu, Tevita Koloamatangi,

Kayne Hammington, Sam McNicol, Latu Vaeno.

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