'Canes face 'consequences' for curfew breach
Wellington - Several Hurricanes players
face disciplinary action after breaching team protocols before their thrashing
by the Sharks in South Africa last weekend, the Super Rugby club confirmed on
Media reports in New Zealand said up to
five players could be sidelined from this Saturday's match against the Reds.
A brief team statement said a small group
of players "breached team protocol while the squad were in South
"The matter has been dealt with
internally and Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd will be happy to discuss it further
at (Thursday's) scheduled media session once the team to play the Reds in
Wellington on Saturday has been named."
Hurricanes assistant coach Jason Holland
told Radio Sport the players "broke a curfew" but he would not
identify those involved.
"We'll wait until we see where we are
before we talk about who it is. If (dropping players) is the decision we come
to it will be pretty obvious," Holland said.
"We set pretty high standards around
our protocols and if there are any little minor discretions there will be
The Hurricanes, who two weeks ago beat top
side Golden Lions 50-17, were beaten by the Sharks 32-15 and slipped from third
to fourth in the New Zealand conference.
At a team meeting in Wellington captain
Dane Coles was reluctant to discuss the incident before the side to play the
Reds was finalised.
"We'll wait until the team's named.
We'll be able to answer some questions from there," Coles said.