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    Hurricanes tweak loose trio

    2013-03-06 11:14
    Cape Town - The Hurricanes have tweaked their loose trio in the only change to their run-on XV to face the Crusaders in their New Zealand Super Rugby derby in Wellington on Friday.

    Kick-off is at 08:35 SA time.

    Coach Mark Hammett has rotated Brad Shields and Victor Vito, with the latter now packing down at No 8 while Shields will start on the flank.

    On the bench, prop Ben May replaces South African-born Reg Goodes. 

    Both team's are currently winless in this year's Super Rugby, with the Crusaders having gone down to the Blues in their only match to date, while the Hurricanes have suffered defeats against the Blues and Reds.



    15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Karl Lowe, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks

    Substitutes: 16 Motu Matu'u/Ash Dixon, 17 Ben May, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 James Marshall, 22 Reynold Lee-Lo


    15 Israel Dagg, 14 Tom Marshall, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Johnny McNicholl, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Dominic Bird, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett

    Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Tom Donnelly, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Tom Taylor, 22 Adam Whitelock

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