24 Feb 2012

Hurricanes name a number of newcomers

5:57 am on 24 February 2012

The Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has named his most experienced lineup possible for their Super Rugby opener against the Stormers in Cape Town on Sunday morning.

Captain Conrad Smith will start at centre despite not playing any of their pre-season matches and he pairs up with Tim Bateman in the centres.

Newcomer Tristan Moran and fellow prop Ben may will also being making their debuts for the Hurricanes.

Another 4, Motu Matu'u, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Brad Shields and TJ Perenara, could make their Super Rugby debuts off the bench.