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Chiefs trio on the bench

Lelia Masaga will start on the wing.
Lelia Masaga will start on the wing. Sandra Mu - Getty Images

CHIEFS coach Dave Rennie has put his neck on the line by dropping All Black openside flanker Sam Cane and wingers Asaeli Tikoirotuma and Tim Nanai-Williams to the bench ahead of tonight's crucial match against the Hurricanes.

Needing a bonus-point win to stay top of the Super Rugby table, Rennie said the changes were about building depth ahead of the play-offs, and also generating competition in the squad.

"We've made a lot of changes, but we're creating a bit of an edge as well," Rennie said. "We've got guys who are getting an opportunity who are desperate to be out there and are pushing for a place in the semifinals."

Tanerau Latimer will start at openside flanker, Robbie Robinson moves from full-back to wing, Andrew Horell from centre to full-back and Lelia Masaga comes onto the wing.

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