25 May 2011

Changes to Hurricanes lineup

11:02 am on 25 May 2011

All Blacks Conrad Smith and Cory Jane are back from injury to start for the Hurricanes in their Super Rugby match against the Western Force in Palmerston North on Friday night.

However halfback Piri Weepu remains on the bench alongside captain Andrew Hore..... Chris Eaton and hooker Dane Coles both get starts this week.

Smith returns after having surgery on his nose, while Jane has been out with a hamstring injury.

Lock Jason Eaton is out with a back injury and has been replaced by Jeremy Thrush.

The team is... Cory Jane, Andre Taylor, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Hosea Gear, Aaron Cruden, Chris Eaton, Victor Vito, Jack Lam, Faifile Levave, James Broadhurst, Jeremy Thrush, Neemia Tialata, Dane Coles, John Schwalger.

Reserves... Andrew Hore, Jacob Ellison, Bryn Evans, Mark Reddish, Piri Weepu, Jayden Hayward, Julian Savea.