28 Aug 2008

Lions make one change for top of the table NPC clash in Wellington

3:40 pm on 28 August 2008

The Wellington Lions have made one change for their top of the table home clash against Bay of Plenty on Saturday afternoon.

Ross Filipo comes in at lock to replace Jeremy Thrush whose out with concussion.

Piri Weepu will captain the side from first five with Alby Mathewson at halfback.

The team is:

Forwards: John Schwalger, Ged Robinson vice captain, Tim Fairbrother, Ross Filipo, Api Naikatini, Victor Vito, Serge Lilo, Thomas Waldrom.

Backs: Alby Mathewson, Piri Weepu (captain), Hosea Gear, Tane Tui'polotu, Tamati Ellison, Tu Umaga-marshall, Cory Jane.

Reserves: Eugene Smith, Neemia Tialata, Scott Fuglistaller, Chris Masoe, Kaipati Gaualofa, Michael Hobbs, Buxton Popoalii.