Familiar face back in Hurricanes colours
Cape Town - Former Hurricanes utility back James Marshall is returning to
the club for next season, joining Reed Prinsep and Alex Fidow in
Marshall played the last of his 44 matches for the
Hurricanes when the club won its first Super Rugby title in 2016 before
he headed to the United Kingdom to link up with London Irish.
The 29-year-old joins loose forward Prinsep and prop Fidow in the Hurricanes 2019 playing squad.
“I’m very excited to be heading back to the Hurricanes, a team that
I’ve always loved and supported since I was a kid,” Marshall told the
“I feel that it’s the best environment for me to play to my potential
being surrounded by the quality players and management that they have.”
John Plumtree, who will take over as Hurricanes head coach in 2019,
was delighted to have someone with Marshall’s experience return to the
“James has a real ability to play a number of positions to a really
high ability while he’s a great thinker and a really good communicator
on the field,” Plumtree said.
“The coaching group think he will be a really good asset next season. He will have no trouble fitting back into the squad.”
Prinsep, who has signed on with the Hurricanes until the end of the 2020 season, had no hesitation in recommitting to the club.
“I feel my personal game continues to grow in this environment and I
really want to be a big part of the Hurricanes going forward,” he said.
Fidow’s 2018 season might have been heavily impacted by injury but
the 20-year-old was even more determined to return next season.
Plumtree said Prinsep and Fidow would also play important roles in the squad next season.
“We have already seen what Reed is capable of and how well he has
gone this season and we are sure Alex will get a better crack at it next
season after what has been a frustrating time for him because of