Randell to play openside flanker for the Otago Highlanders
February 2, 2000
All Black skipper Taine Randell will play at openside flanker in the Highlanders' warm-up game against the Hurricanes on Thursday evening. The selection looks like a clear hint to new All Black coach Wayne Smith that Randell wishes to move from No.8. It is, however, unlikely that the move will be a permanent one as Josh Kronfeld will take that position once he returns from injury.
The full Highlanders side is :
1. Joe McDonnell 2. Anton Oliver 3. Carl Hoeft 4. Brendon Timmins 5. Simon Maling 6. Kevin Middleton 7. Taine Randell 8. Paul Miller 9. Byron Kelleher 10. Tony Brown 11. Rico Gear 12. Rua Tipoki 13. Romi Ropati 14. Dan Parkinson 15. Jeff Wilson
Subs: 16. Brendan Laney 17. Marc Ellis 18. Mal Arnold 19. Matthew O'Connell 20. John Blaikie 21. Keith Cameron 22. Tom Willis 23. Cory Brown