Kenya International speedster Willy Ambaka has not been included in Manawatu Turbos squad that is set to face Otago away in Dunedin in a mitre 10 cup round 3 clash.
Also missing in the Turbo’s senior team is Curtis Reid who together with Ambaka will now feature for the Manawatu Turbo’s development side as they seek to build on their fine start to the season when they travel to Pahiatua on Saturday to tackle Wellington Maori.
Ambaka’s place has been taken by Ambrose Curtis who is now set to start at left wing while All Blacks internationals Nehe-Milner Skudder and Ngani Laumape have made a return to the squad after missing last weekend’s victory against Tasman Makos.
Ambaka’s absence has probably been necessitated by the return of the All Blacks duo of Ngani Laumape and Nehe-Milner Skudder.Also include in the squad is flyhalf Kayne Hammington as well as Hunter Prescott.
The Turbos will be out for their second win of the Mitre 10 Cup campaign having lost to Wellington on matchday one before seeing off Tasman in their second clash.
Manawatu squad to face Otago
15 Kurt Baker (Kia Toa)14 Nehe Milner-Skudder (Varsity)13 Hamish Northcott (Varsity)12 Ngani Laumape (Kia Toa)11 Ambrose Curtis (OBM)10 Otere Black (COB)9 Kayne Hammington (Feilding)8 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis (c) (Feilding)7 Antonio Kiri Kiri (OBM)6 Nick Crosswell (Feilding)5 Jackson Hemopo (Kia Toa)4 Tom Parsons (Te Kawau)3 Michael Alaalatoa (FOB-Oroua)2 Hunter Prescott (OBM)1 Fraser Armstrong (OBM)
Reserves: 16 Tim Cadwallader (COB), 17 Tuki Raimona (COB), 18 Sean Paranihi (FOB-Oroua), 19 Liam Hallam-Eames (OBM), 20 Brice Henderson (COB), 21 Jamie Booth (Varsity), 22 Jade Te Rure (Kia Toa), 23 Lewis Marshall (FOB-Oroua)