Vodacom Super 14

'Canes Cooper rings changes

2010-03-18 08:01
Colin Cooper (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Hurricanes coach Colin Cooper has made six changes to his starting line-up for the match against the defending Super 14 champion Bulls in Pretoria.

VIDEO: Cory Jane concussed against Stormers

Cooper responded to the 37-13 loss to the Stormers by dropping prop Jacob Ellison, lock Bryn Evans, All Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu and winger David Smith to the bench for Friday's daunting task.

Flanker Scott Waldrom was left out of the 22-man squad completely and fullback Corey Jane has returned to New Zealand after being concussed.

John Schwalger, Jeremy Thrush and Karl Lowe were brought into the forwards. Tyson Keats has replaced Weepu. Alapati Leiua was named on the left wing in place of Smith, who is the joint leader in the competition with five tries.

Andre Taylor has replaced Jane. The All Blacks back was stretchered off the field after receiving a blow to the head against the Stormers.

The Hurricanes have lost both their games in South Africa following an unbeaten start to the season. The Bulls match is their last of their South Africa leg.


15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Gerhard van der Heever, 13. Stephan Dippenaar, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Francois Hougaard; 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Fourie du Preez, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Dewald Potgieter, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Victor Matfield (captain), 4. Danie Rossouw, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Gary Botha, 1. Gurthrö Steenkamp

Substitutes: 16. Bandise Maku, 17. Bees Roux, 18. Flip van der Merwe, 19. Derick Kuün, 20. Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 21. Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 22. Pedrie Wannenburg


15. Andre Taylor, 14. Tamati Ellison, 13. Conrad Smith, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. Alapati Leiua, 10. Willie Ripia, 9. Tyson Keats, 8. Rodney So’oialo, 7. Karl Lowe, 6. Victor Vito, 5. Michael Paterson, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 3. Neemia Tialata, 2. Andrew Hore (captain), 1. John Schwalger

Substitutes: 16. Dane Coles, 17. Jacob Ellison, 18. Bryn Evans, 19. Nick Crosswell, 20. Piri Weepu, 21. Aaron Cruden, 22. David Smith


What To Read Next


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
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

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

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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