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    Cory Jane returns for Hurricanes

    2017-04-05 08:17

    Cape Town - Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has made four changes to this starting XV for Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Waratahs in Wellington.

    Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.

    Wing Cory Jane is set for his first appearance of the season after missing the opening five matches with a neck injury suffered in the build up to the season opener against the Sunwolves in Japan.
     
    Jane replaces the tournament's leading try scorer Vince Aso on the right wing, while Wes Goosen gets his first start of 2017 on the left wing in place of Julian Savea.
     
    In the loose forwards, Reed Prinsep moves off the reserves to take his place at number eight for the third time this season after Ardie Savea suffered a calf strain against the Reds last Saturday in Brisbane.
     
    And in the front row, Ben May gets his first start of 2017 at loosehead prop for Chris Eves, who moves to the reserves.
     
    A reshuffled bench features the return of Vaea Fifita, who suffered an ankle injury during the Brisbane Tens seven weeks ago, and the appearance of Taranaki loose forward Toa Halafihi, who is set for his Super Rugby debut.
     
    Fifita takes Sam Lousi's place as lock cover, while Aso drops into the reserves as the utility back cover in place of Pita Ahki, who made his Hurricanes debut against the Reds.

    Boyd said the changes reflected a number of factors.

    "If you look at Julian and Vince, they've both started all five matches so far, so it's a chance for them to freshen up, but equally it gives Cory and Wes an opportunity," he explained.

    "At the end of the day we have faith in the depth in our squad, so whoever runs out there we're confident they'll do the job. It's a long season and you need to utilize your whole squad." 

    Hurricanes captain Dane Coles was not considered after failing to fully recover from the niggly knee injury he picked up against the Highlanders.

    Scrumhalf TJ Perenara will again lead the side in Coles' absence.

    Teams:

    Hurricanes

    15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Wes Goosen, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (captain), 8 Reed Prinsep, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May

    Substitutes: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Mike Kainga, 19 Vaea Fifita, 20 Toa Halafihi, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Vince Aso

    Waratahs

    15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Rob Horne, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Cam Clark, 10  Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Paddy Ryan

    Substitutes: 16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Sam Needs, 18 David Lolohea, 19 David McDuling, 20 Jed Holloway, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Andrew Kellaway

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