CHIEFS FULLBACK Robbie Robinson has been demoted to the reserves for his side’s clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein tomorrow morning (NZT).
His place in the run-on team has been taken by Andrew Horrell, who earns his first start of the season.
Coach Davie Rennie has made two other changes, with Hika Elliot replacing Mahonri Schwalger at hooker and debutant Alex Bradley coming in at No 8 for the injured Kane Thompson.
Asaeli Tikoirotuma has been included in the reserves.
The Chiefs, who have won their last five games on the bounce, have never posted a victory in Bloemfontein.
Chiefs: Andrew Horrell, Lelia Masaga, Richard Kahui, Sonny Bill Williams, Tim Nanai-Williams, Aaron Cruden, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Tanerau Latimer, Liam Messam, Brodie Retallick, Craig Clarke (c), Ben Tameifuna, Hika Elliot, Sona Taumalolo
Reserves: Mahonri Schwalger, Josh Hohneck, Michael FitzGerald, Same Cane, August Pulu, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Robbie Robinson
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