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Ross and Sweeney back for Chiefs

08/06/2011 10:26:37 AM Comments (0)

The Chiefs made two changes to their starting 15 for their Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes in Hamilton on Friday night, with the inclusion of Dwayne Sweeney and Isaac Ross.

Sweeney, who came off the reserves bench in the 16-11 win over New Zealand conference leaders the Blues in Auckland last weekend, replaces veteran Tana Umaga at second five-eighth.

Umaga went off early in the second half at Eden Park with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Ross replaces Romana Graham at lock.

The match at Waikato Stadium pits the two sides at the bottom of the conference, with the Hurricanes one point ahead of the Chiefs.

However, both go in with last-up wins under their belt, with the Hurricanes beating the Lions 38-17 in Wellington for their second successive victory.

"Both teams are bringing recent momentum into this game so it promises to be a tough contest," Chiefs coach Ian Foster said on Wednesday.

"The New Zealand derbies are keenly fought and this game will be no exception".

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