Get the Sport24 daily newsletter delivered to your Inbox!


    ‘Canes drop Savea for SA-born Goosen

    2016-05-12 08:31

    Cape Town - Cory Jane, Victor Vito, Chris Eves plus Julian and Ardie Savea have all been dropped by the Hurricanes after missing a curfew last week in South Africa.

    Wellington wing Wes Goosen has been named to make his Super Rugby debut against the Reds in a Hurricanes team missing five players who have been stood down for breaching team protocols.

    Goosen, 20, takes over on the left wing from Julian Savea in one of five changes to the team that ran out against the Sharks in Durban.

    Jason Woodward comes into the starting XV on the right wing for Cory Jane, Matt Proctor returns at centre, Blade Thomson replaces Victor Vito at No 8 and Callum Gibbins takes over at openside from Ardie Savea.

    Julian Savea, Jane, Vito, Ardie Savea, and reserve prop Eves, were not considered for selection against the Reds after breaking the team's self-imposed curfew.

    The five players were late back to the team hotel on the Tuesday night before the side played the Sharks and have been stood down for one match.

    Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said the players had made a poor decision and the matter had been dealt with internally.

    "Though some people may not see staying out late as being particularly serious, the team set their standards very high this year and everyone bought into that at the start of the season," said Boyd.

    "We have a great bunch of guys in the squad and this was an isolated incident, but there are certain lines in the sand and when those lines are crossed there are consequences.

    "The players involved know they made a mistake and I'm pretty confident they will be motivated to make up for that when they become available for selection again next week."

    Boyd said he had full confidence in the team named to play the Reds.

    He explained: "We are looking forward to seeing Wes Goosen make his Hurricanes debut. He's been knocking on the door since the pre-season and now he gets his chance. That's what Super Rugby is all about."

    South African-born Goosen, a former New Zealand secondary schools representative out of Wellington College, has impressed for the Wellington Lions over the past two seasons both on the wing and at centre.

    He will play outside Proctor, who was a late withdrawal due to illness in Durban where he was replaced in the starting team against the Sharks by Ngani Laumape.

    Laumape drops back to the reserves against the Reds where there is a further three changes.

    Loni Uhila takes Eves spot as the reserve loose head prop, while Hawke's Bay loose forward Tony Lamborn comes into the 23 along with Taranaki's Te Toirora Tahuriorangi, who replaces Jamison Gibson-Park as the reserve scrumhalf.



    15 James Marshall, 14 Jason Woodward, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Vince Aso, 11 Wes Goosen, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Reg Goodes

    Substitutes: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Loni Uhila, 18 Ben May, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Tony Lamborn, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Ngani Laumape, 23 Willis Halaholo 


    15 Ayumu Goromaru, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Anthony Fainga’a, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ben Matwijow, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain) 

    Substitutes: 16 Matt Mafi, 17 Sef Fa’agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Michael Gunn, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Junior Laloifi

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk


    23 February 2017
    • Rebels v Blues, AAMI Park 12:45
    24 February 2017
    • Highlanders v Chiefs, 10:35
    • Reds v Sharks, Suncorp Stadium 13:00
    25 February 2017
    • Sunwolves v Hurricanes, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 08:15
    • Crusaders v Brumbies, AMI Stadium 10:35
    • Waratahs v Force, Allianz Stadium 12:45
    • Cheetahs v Lions, Toyota Stadium 17:05
    • Kings v Jaguares, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:15
    • Stormers v Bulls, Cape Town 21:30


    06 August 2016
    30 July 2016
    23 July 2016
    22 July 2016
    16 July 2016
    15 July 2016
    09 July 2016
    08 July 2016
    02 July 2016
    01 July 2016
    29 May 2016
    28 May 2016
    27 May 2016
    21 May 2016
    20 May 2016
    14 May 2016
    13 May 2016
    07 May 2016
    06 May 2016
    30 April 2016
    29 April 2016
    24 April 2016
    23 April 2016
    22 April 2016
    16 April 2016
    15 April 2016
    09 April 2016
    08 April 2016
    03 April 2016
    02 April 2016
    01 April 2016
    27 March 2016
    26 March 2016
    25 March 2016
    19 March 2016
    18 March 2016
    12 March 2016
    11 March 2016
    05 March 2016
    04 March 2016
    27 February 2016
    26 February 2016

    Opinion Poll

    Jake White will leave his job as Montpellier coach next year. Where would you like to see the former Springbok coach, coach next?

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

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