Andrew Smith comes into the Bush starting line-up. PHOTO/FILE
There is one enforced change to the Farriers Wairarapa-Bush team who travel to Dunedin to play North Otago in a second round Heartland Championship game on Friday night.
Andrew Smith comes into the starting line-up for captain James Goodger, who is in the New Zealand Heartland team to play Manu Samoa at Eden Park on Saturday night.
Eketahuna loose forward BJ Campbell takes Smith’s place on the bench.
Centre Robbie Anderson captains the side in Goodger’s absence.
The game will be the curtain-raiser to Otago’s Ranfurly Shield defence against Manawatu at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The match will be telecast live on Sky Sport One, kick-off 5.05pm.
The team will have a training session at Wellington’s Poneke Rugby Club today en route to Dunedin.
Inia Katia, Logan Prendeville-Hebenton, Robbie Anderson [captain], Ueta Tufuga, Tristan Flutey, Tipene Haira, Daryl Pickering, Kirk Tufuga, Johan van Vliet, Joseva Tako, Lachie McFadzean, Andrew Smith, Sam Tufuga, Bruce Kauika-Petersen, Max Tufuga.
Reserves: Elijah-James Pakoti, Sam Gammie, Sam Shaw, BJ Campbell, Bryan Arnold, Tim Priest, Brock Price.