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The Blues travel south to Hamilton to face the Chiefs. The Auckland side will be high on confidence following a big win in round. 
The Crusaders take on Hurricanes in their first fixture in Aotearoa

TEAMS

Chiefs:

15: Damian McKenzie 14: Shaun Stevenson 13: Quinn Tupaea 12: Anton Lienert-Brown 11: Sean Wainui 10: Aaron Cruden 9: Brad Weber © 8: Pita Gus Sowakula 7: Lachlan Boshier 6: Luke Jacobson 5: Naitoa Ah Kuoi 4: Tupou Vaa’I 3: Nepo Laulala 2: Samisoni Taukei’aho 1: Aidan Ross

Reserves: Bradley Slater, Reuben O’Neill, Ross Geldenhuys, Adam Thomson, Dylan Nel, Lisati Milo-Harris, Kaleb Trask, Solomon Alaimalo

Blues:

15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Otere Black, 9 Sam Nock; 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu ©, 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 James Parsons, 1 Alex Hodgman.

Reserves: 16 Kurt Eklund, 17 Marcel Renata, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Tony Lamborn, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Matt Duffie.

The Hurricanes

1 Fraser Armstrong   2 Dane Coles [cc] 3 Tyrel Lomax  4 James Blackwell
5 Vaea Fifita 6 Reed Prinsep   7 Du’Plessis Kirifi 8 Ardie Savea 9 TJ Perenara [cc] 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop 11 Ben Lam  12 Ngani Laumape 13 Vince Aso  14 Wes Goosen     15 Chase Tiatia       

REPLACEMENTS:     16. Asafo Aumua  17. Ben May  18.  Alex Fidow  19.  Scott Scrafton  20.  Gareth Evans    21.  Jamie Booth      22.  Billy Proctor       
23.  Kobus Van Wyk

Crusaders team

1. Joe Moody 2. Codie Taylor (C) 3. Michael Alaalatoa 4. Samuel Whitelock 5. Mitchell Dunshea 6. Cullen Grace 7. Billy Harmon 8. Whetukamokamo Douglas (VC) 9. Bryn Hall 10. Richie Mo’unga 11. George Bridge  12. Jack Goodhue 13. Braydon Ennor 14. Sevu Reece 15. Will Jordan

RESERVES: 16. Brodie McAlister 17. George Bower 18. Oliver Jager 19. Luke Romano 20. Ethan Blackadder 21. Mitchell Drummond 22. David Havili (VC) 23. Leicester Faingaanuku