Hurricanes name squad for Stormers opener
Cape Town - The Hurricanes have named a squad of 27 players who will travel to
South Africa and Argentina for the start of their 2020 Super Rugby
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According to the official Hurricanes website, new coach Jason Holland said it is going to be a tough challenge against a
South African side which boasts several Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks.
“As always, you can expect the game is going to be extremely physical,” Holland said.
know they will have a certain confidence this year too, but we’ve got a
good side who have taken lessons from pre-season and are ready for
what’s to come.”
The Hurricanes, the 2016 Super Rugby champions, named scrumhalf TJ Perenara and hooker Dane Coles as co-captains for the season. However Coles won't board the flight for the trip with Perenara set to take charge.
The Stormers v Hurricanes clash at Newlands will kick off at 15:05 on Saturday, February 1.
The Hurricanes will then move on to Buenos Aires to tackle the Jaguares on Saturday, February 8 at 23:40 SA time.
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