Vodacom Super Rugby
Hurricanes drop Tialata, Eaton
Bloemfontein - Taranaki teenager Beauden Barrett is in line to make his debut for the Hurricanes after being named on the bench for their Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 19:10.
According to the allblacks.com website
, the 19-year-old Barrett was called into the Hurricanes touring squad after flyhalf Aaron Cruden injured his Achilles in the loss to the Brumbies last weekend and did not travel to South Africa with the team.
Coach Mark Hammett has made four changes to his starting line-up - two of them enforced because of injuries.
Jayden Hayward replaces Conrad Smith at centre after the All Blacks No 13 broke his nose in a sickening head clash against the Brumbies while Daniel Kirkpatrick gets another chance in place of Cruden at No 10.
Elsewhere, Hammett has axed All Blacks Neemia Tialata and Jason Eaton from the run on side, swapping places on the bench with Michael Bent and James Broadhurst.Teams:
15. Riaan Viljoen, 14. Philip Burger, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 12. Barry Geel, 11. Rayno Benjamin, 10. Sias Ebersohn, 9. Sarel Pretorius, 8. Davon Raubenheimer, 7. Ashley Johnson, 6. Kabamba Floors, 5. Wilhelm Steenkamp (captain), 4. Francois Uys, 3. WP Nel, 2. Ryno Barnes, 1. Coenie Oosthuizen
Substitutes: 16. Adriaan Strauss, 17. Lourens Adriaanse, 18. Martin Muller, 19. Leon Karemaker, 20. Tewis de Bruyn, 21. Naas Olivier, 22. Corné UysHurricanes:
15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Jayden Hayward, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 9 Tyson Keats, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Serge Lilo, 6 Jack Lam, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Michael Bent, 2 Andrew Hore (captain), 1 John Schwalger
Substitutes: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Neemia Tialata, 18 Jason Eaton, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Chris Eaton, 21 Beauden Barrett, 22 Charlie Ngatai