18 Jan 2007

Former All Black captain will start at centre for Hurricanes

10:23 am on 18 January 2007

The former All Black captain Tana Umaga will start at centre in the Hurricanes side playing the Chiefs in a rugby Super 14 pre-seasion match at Wanganui this evening.

Paul Tito will captain the team which is: John Schwalger, Tone Kopelani, Tim Fairbrother, Bernie Upton, Tito, Hayden Triggs, Serge Lilo, Thomas Waldrom. Smylie, Blair Stewart, David Smith, Tamati Ellison, Umaga, Hosea Gear and Shannon Paku.

The replacements are Mahonri Schwalger, Tony Penn, Luke Andrews, Hayden Hopgood, Alby Mathewson,Jimmy Gopperth, Miah Nikora, Anthony Perenise, Bradley Mika, Nili Latu, Lome Fa'atau and Cory Jane.