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The Chiefs Development team has been announced to play the Blues Development side on Saturday evening at North Harbour.

The match will be played at QBE Stadium as the curtain raiser to the Blues v Chiefs Investec Super Rugby match and will kick off at 5.05pm.

The side features a mix of Chiefs, ITM Cup and age group players and is the first match of their five fixture programme.

Head Coach and Chiefs Player Identification & Development Manager Dave Dillon said “As this is very early on in our programme it will be great to get some of these younger players in a match situation to learn what is required as they step up to the next level.”

“Traditionally the new players find that the rugby is a lot faster and the execution is more accurate so it is great to have a few of the Chiefs players with us and their experience will help guide the younger players in the side.”

1  Mitchell Graham (Chiefs)
2  Quentin  MacDonald (Chiefs)
3  Atu Moli (Waikato)
4  Tim Bond © (Bay of Plenty)
5  Jacob Skeen (Waikato)
6  Mitchell Crosswell (Taranaki)
7  Zane Kapeli (Waikato)
8  James Tucker (Waikato)
9  Harrison Levien (Waikato)
10 Andrew Horrell (Chiefs)
11 Ngataua Hukatai (Counties Manukau)
12 Sasa Tofilau (Waikato)
13 Cardiff Vaega (Counties Manukau)
14 Cody Rei (Taranaki)
15 Dan Hollinshead (Bay of Plenty)
16 Joe Royal (Bay of Plenty)
17 Haame Faiva (Waikato)
18 Tau Koloamatangi (Waikato)
19 Brian Alainu'uese (Waikato)
20 Valentino Mapapalangi (Waikato)
21 Lachlan Boshier (Taranaki)
22 Kayne Hammington (Chiefs)
23 Bryn Gatland (Waikato)
24  Te Aihe Toma (Bay of Plenty)
Management Team
Head Coach Dave Dillon
Assistant Coach Leo Crowley
Assistant Coach Deon Muir
Resource Coach Roger Randle
Manager Gareth Duncan
Strength & Conditioning Coach Brad Mayo
Physiotherapist Paul Taitoko
Analyst Mark Ray

Chiefs Development Programme 2015:

Saturday 14 February
Blues v Chiefs
North Harbour Stadium  5.05pm
(Curtain raiser to Blues v Chiefs Investec Super Rugby Match)

Wednesday 18 March
Chiefs v Hurricanes
Te Kuiti

Saturday 4 April
Chiefs v Blues
Waikato Stadium
(Curtain raiser to Chiefs v Blues Investec Super Rugby Match)

Thursday 30 April
Hurricanes v Chiefs

Monday 25 May
Chiefs v NZU20’s
Rest of kick off times to be confirmed

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