Hurricanes line-up announced

21:18, Feb 12 2013

The Hurricanes line up to host the Chiefs at Mangatainoka this Saturday was announced this morning.

Captain Conrad Smith will make his first appearance in the black-and- yellow jersey for 2013 as the team run out for their final pre-season match before the Super Rugby season begins.

Hurricanes head coach Mark Hammett is looking forward to the pre-season game.

"We can't wait to head back to Mangatainoka this weekend. There is a real sense of rugby community up there. It is great we can be involved with grassroots rugby and take this game to the heart of Hurricanes territory," he said.

"Playing the Chiefs will be a fantastic match. As defending champs, they will be fierce competitors and will help prepare our team for another big season ahead." 


Kick off is at 3pm.

The Hurricanes line-up:

1              Ben Franks

2              Dane Coles

3              Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

4              Jeremy Thrush

5              Jason Eaton

6              Victor Vito

7              Karl Lowe

8              Brad Shields

9              TJ Perenara

10           Beauden Barrett

11           Julian Savea

12           Reynold LeeLo

13           Conrad Smith (c)

14           Matt Proctor

15           Andre Taylor



16           Ash Dixon

17           Ben May

18           Reggie Goodes

19           James Broadhurst

20           Mark Reddish

21           Blade Thomson

22           Ardie Savea

23           Faifili Levave

24           Mike Coman

25           Chris Smylie

26           James Marshall

27           Tim Bateman

28           Ope Peleseuma

29           Richard Buckman


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