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All Blacks winger Julian Savea will start from the bench for this weekend’s Super Rugby Semi-final clash when Hurricanes face Chiefs at Westpac Stadium.

Chris Boyd (Hurricanes head coach) has given captain Dane Coles the opportunity to prove his fitness for the semifinal until match day and Ricky Riccitelli will be on standby for him.

The last time the two sides met was in week nine and Chiefs emerged victorious with a narrow 28-27 win.

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15 James Marshall , 14 Cory Jane , 13 Matt Proctor , 12 Willis Halaholo , 11 Jason Woodward , 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 TJ Perenara (vc) , 8 Victor Vito , 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Brad Shields , 5 Michael Fatialofa , 4 Vaea Fifita , 3 Ben May , 2 Dane Coles (c)/Ricky Riccitelli , 1 Loni Uhila

Ricky Riccitelli/Leni Apisai, Chris Eves, Mike Kainga, Mark Abbott, Callum Gibbins, Jamison Gibson Park, Vince Aso, Julian Savea.


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