Smith returns for Hurricanes

    2013-05-29 09:50
    Wellington - All Black centre Conrad Smith has returned from injury and will start for the Hurricanes against the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday.

    Smith sustained a concussion in the game against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld when a knee collided with his head after he slipped making a tackle on Bulls centre JJ Engelbrecht.

    He was rested for the games against the Cheetahs and the Chiefs as a precautionary measure.

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    The Hurricanes also welcome back from injury hooker Dan Coles, with Ash Dixon dropping to the bench.

    Other changes to the starting team include flank Brad Shields in place of Faifili Levave and lock James Broadhurst for Jason Eaton.

    The clash in Canberra kicks off at 11:40 (SA time) on Friday.





    15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain) 12 Reynold Lee-Lo, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben May, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks.

    Substitutes: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Reggie Goodes, 18 Mark Reddish, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 James Marshall.

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