Barrett rested for Jaguares clash
Cape Town - Hurricanes coach John Plumtree has made just two changes to
the starting XV to face the Jaguares in their Round 14 Super Rugby match
at Westpac Stadium on Friday.
Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.
The experienced James Marshall will start at flyhalf in the
absence of Beauden Barrett who is on the second of his All Black rest
weeks while Du’Plessis Kirifi will start at openside flank.
Marshall, who will make his 49th appearance for the Hurricanes, has
impressed off the bench after returning from the shoulder injury he
suffered in Round 1 and gives the side maturity in a pivotal position.
Kirifi’s inclusion sees Ardie Savea move to No 8 with Reed
Prinsep unavailable after he suffered a bad cut to his face in the
Hurricanes' 22-12 win over the Blues last weekend.
There are four changes to the bench from last week with Heiden
Bedwell-Curtis providing loose forward cover, prop Chris Eves replaces
an injured Fraser Armstrong while Fletcher Smith and Salesi Rayasi come
into the match-day squad.
Plumtree was impressed with the overall work of the whole squad at
Eden Park and the impact they got off the bench against a really
physical Blues side.
“We are expecting the same sort of physical challenge from the
Jaguares, who showed last year and last week against the Highlanders
that they can perform really well in New Zealand,” he said.
“They also play a really entertaining style of rugby and are prepared
to use the ball from anywhere on the field so our defence is going to
have to be really good again this week.
“We really want to end this block of five games on a high in front of our fans and head into the bye week in good shape.”
15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13
Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 James Marshall, 9 TJ Perenara
(captain), 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Du'Plessis Kirifi, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5
Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Asafo
Aumua, 1 Toby Smith
Substitutes: 16 Ricky Riccitelli,
17 Chris Eves, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Kane Le'aupepe, 20 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis,
21 Finlay Christie, 22 Fletcher Smith, 23 Salesi Rayasi
15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Sebastien Cancelliere, 13 Matias Moroni, 12
Jeronimo de la Fuente (captain), 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 9
Tomas Cubelli, 8 Javier Ortego Desio, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6 Pablo Matera,
5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Nahuel
Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19
Lucas Paulos, 20 Marcos Kremer, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Domingo Miotti, 23 Matias