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    Ton-up for Franks at Newlands

    2014-02-26 11:25
    Cape Town - Hurricanes prop Ben Franks will earn his 100th Super Rugby cap when they tackle the Stormers at Newlands on Friday night.

    Franks, who made his debut in 2006, has represented the 'Canes in 16 matches and has 83 caps for the Crusaders. The front-ranker is in his ninth Super Rugby season and also has 31 All Blacks caps to his name.

    Franks, 29, will be joined by experienced Hurricanes prop John Schwalger, playing at tighthead, in one of two changes to the forward pack from the team that lost 27-9 to the Sharks in Durban.

    The only other change sees lock Mark Reddish come into the starting XV, while the backline remains unchanged.

    On the bench, James Broadhurst and Ardie Savea are included in the 23-man squad.

    Friday's game kicks off at 19:10.



    15. Jaco Taute, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Jean de Villiers (captain), 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Gio Aplon, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Schalk Burger, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Manuel Carizza, 4. Rynhardt Elstadt, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Oliver Kebble, 18. Pat Cilliers, 19. Michael Rhodes, 20. Nizaam Carr, 21. Nic Groom, 22. Kurt Coleman, 23. Ryno Eksteen


    15 Marty Banks, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 John Schwalger, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks

    Substitutes:16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 James Broadhurst, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Alapati Leiua, 23 James Marshall

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