Vodacom Super 14

Bad-boy Eaton dropped

2010-02-18 08:39
Stood down (File)

Wellington - Hurricanes lock Jason Eaton has been stood down for disciplinary reasons and will miss Saturday's Super 14 match against the Western Force in Wellington.

The All Blacks forward had breached team protocol, the Hurricanes said in a statement on Thursday.

Hurricanes management would not comment on the breach, describing it as an employment issue, local media reported.

Wing Hosea Gear has also been ruled out for up to six weeks after having an operation on knee cruciate ligament tear on Thursday.

Eaton and Gear both started in the side that beat the Blues 34-20 at Albany in the tournament opener last week.

Flanker Nick Crosswell has been dropped, with Michael Paterson, who started at lock last week, moving to blindside flanker, while Bryn Evans and James Broadhurst will start in the second row.

David Smith has taken Gear's spot on the left wing for the clash against the struggling Western Force, who have lost six players to injury, including Australia loose forwards David Pocock and Richard Brown for six weeks.

Hurricanes:

15. Cory Jane, 14. Tamati Ellison, 13 Conrad Smith, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. David Smith, 10. Willie Ripia, 9. Piri Weepu, 8. Victor Vito, 7. Scott Waldrom, 6. Michael Paterson, 5. James Broadhurst, 4. Bryn Evans, 3. Neemia Tialata, 2. Andrew Hore (captain), 1. John Schwalger

Substitutes: 16. Dane Coles, 17. Jacob Ellison, 18. Rodney So’oialo, 19. Karl Lowe, 20. Tyson Keats, 21. Aaron Cruden, 22. Andre Taylor

NEXT ON SPORT24X

Blues edge past Waratahs

48 minutes ago

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
Vote

If Super14 champs, the Bulls, had to take on Heineken Cup champs, Toulouse, at a neutral venue, which side would win?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.