Turbos Team to Play Waikato in Hamilton
Several injuries from the last two weeks have led coach Jeremy Cotter to introduce fresh faces for this weekend’s away clash in Hamilton.
There are three notable changes to the starting fifteen with Jason Emery back at second five, Brice Henderson coming in at 8 for an injured Nick Crosswell, and Newton Tudreu getting the nod over Curtis Ambrose on the right wing.
Captain Heiden Bedwell-Curtis has shifted across to the blindside, a role which he is more than accustomed to.
Tim Cadwallader will once again start at hooker in absense of the incumbent Hunter Prescott, who is facing weeks on the sideline with a fractured hand. Newcomer Tom Crozier has been brought in as specialist hooker cover. He's currently on loan from Canterbury and has had spells for England at age grade levels.
Further to this, Harrison Brewer has been recalled to the bench, alongside his Te Kawau teammate Liam Mitchell; both will be itching to get minutes under their belts.
Saturday’s full squad:
- Armstrong, Fraser
- Cadwallader, Tim
- Alaalatoa, Michael
- Parsons, Tom
- Hemopo, Jackson
- Bedwell-Curtis, Heiden
- Kiri Kiri, Antonio
- Henderson, Brice
- Hammington, Kayne
- Black, Otere
- Ambaka, William
- Emery, Jason
- Marshall, Lewis
- Tudreu, Newton
- Baker, Kurt
Reserves: Tom Crozier,Tuki Raimona, Sean Paranihi, Liam Mitchall, Harrison Brewer, Jamie Booth, Jade Te Rure, Ambrose Curtis.
Kickoff is at 2.35PM at FMG Stadium.