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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – All Blacks flanker Liam Messam will become the eighth player to make 150 Super Rugby appearances when the Waikato Chiefs face South Africa’s Bulls in Hamilton on Saturday.
Australian captain Stephen Moore and former Wallabies lock Nathan Sharpe are the only non-New Zealand players to surpass the mark.
The Crusaders face the New South Wales Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday.
“It’s a special occasion for Liam, his whanau (family) and our club this Saturday when he runs out for his 150th game for the Chiefs,” coach Dave Rennie said in a statement on Thursday.
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Lima Sopoaga’s brother set to make Super Rugby debut off the bench against Rebels
As it stated in Lima Sopoaga’s brother set to make Super Rugby debut off the bench against RebelsSIMON WATTS/GETTY Tupou Sopoaga, pictured playing for the Panthers in 2015, is set to debut for the Highlanders on Friday night.
After all, less than a week after playing a pre-season club match for Woodlands in the tiny Southland farming town of Waikaka, he is set to make his Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders.
JOOSEP MARTINSON/GETTY Highlanders coach Tony Brown believes Tupou Sopoaga can play as a loose forward or in the backs.
Halfback Aaron Smith will play his 100th game for the franchise on Friday night, having debuted against the Bulls in Pretoria in 2011, the same game Brown reached 100 Super Rugby caps.
MARTY MELVILLE Aaron Smith, right, will play his 100th game for the Highlanders on Friday night.
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