14 May 2014

Two changes to Hurricanes lineup

4:47 pm on 14 May 2014

The Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has made two changes to his starting lineup for Friday night's Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Wellington.

Hooker Motu Matu'u replaces the injured Dane Coles, while Tim Bateman starts at second-five-eight with Alapati Leiua dropping to the bench.

The Hurricanes are 6th on the table and currently hold a wildcard spot for the play-offs, while the Highlanders are on the same points in 7th place.

The team to face the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium is;

1. Ben Franks

2. Motu Matu'u

3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

4. Jeremy Thrush

5. James Broadhurst

6. Faifili Levave

7. Jack Lam

8. Victor Vito

9. TJ Perenara

10. Beauden Barrett

11. Julian Savea

12. Tim Bateman

13. Conrad Smith (c)

14. Cory Jane

15. Andre Taylor


16. Ash Dixon

17. Chris Eves

18. Reggie Goodes

19. Blade Thomson

20. Ardie Savea

21. Brad Shields

22. Chris Smylie

23. Alapati Leiua