Hurricanes name stars for Lions
Cape Town - The Hurricanes have named all their fit and available All Blacks in
their starting line-up for their opening 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Lions at Emirates Airline Park on
Kick-off is at 19:10.
Beauden Barrett will start at flyhalf, with Julian Savea (wing) and captain Conrad Smith (centre) providing added firepower among the backs.
Up front, Ben Franks and Dan Coles will provide firepower in the front
The 'Canes suffered a late blow when lock Jeremy Thrush returned home to New Zealand with a calf injury. In addition, star centre Ma'a Nonu only arrives in South Africa on Thursday following the birth of his third child.
15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck,
13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz
Boshoff, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Derick Minnie,
6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2.
Malcolm Marx, 1. Schalk van der Merwe
Substitutes: 16. Armand van
der Merwe, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Jacques van Rooyen, 19. Robert Kruger,
20. Warwick Tecklenburg, 21. Faf de Klerk, 22. Elton Jantjies, 23.
15 Jason Woodward, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Rey Le-Lo, 11
Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7
Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Mark Abbott, 3
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dan Coles, 1 Ben Franks
Substitutes: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Reggie Goodes, 18 Chris Eves, 19 Callum
Gibbins, 20 Victor Vito, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 James Marshall, 23 Matt