30 Apr 2015

Dane Coles back for Hurricanes

12:43 pm on 30 April 2015

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles returns to the Huricanes lineup for Saturday's Super Rugby game against the Crusaders in Wellington.

Dane Coles in action for the Hurricanes, 2012.

Dane Coles in action for the Hurricanes, 2012. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Coles injured his elbow in their game against the Blues in early March and subsequently found he'd suffered ligament damage.

He's on the bench with Motu Matu'u starting in the number 2 jersey.

Loosie Blade Thomson also returns to the bench after being side-lined with concussion.

Fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder returns to the starting line-up, as does Cory Jane on the right wing, with Matt Proctor and James Marshall sliding onto the bench.

The Hurricanes team to face the Crusaders at Westpac Stadium, kick-off 7.35pm is;

1.Reggie Goodes

2.Motu Matu'u

3.Ben Franks

4.Jeremy Thrush

5.James Broadhurst

6.Callum Gibbins

7.Ardie Savea

8.Brad Shields

9.TJ Perenara

10.Beauden Barrett

11.Julian Savea

12.Ma'a Nonu

13.Conrad Smith (c)

14.Cory Jane

15.Nehe Milner-Skudder


16.Dane Coles

17.Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

18.Chris Eves

19.Mark Abbott

20.Blade Thomson

21.Chris Smylie

22.Matt Proctor

23.James Marshall

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