Victor Vito, Cory Jane return for Hurricanes

16:00, Apr 02 2014
2014 Hurricanes season
Conrad Smith leads out the Hurricanes for their opening Super Rugby game against the Sharks in Durban.
2014 Hurricanes season
Halfback TJ Perenara looks to generate some quick ball against the Sharks.
2014 Hurricanes season
Marty Banks of the Hurricanes out jumps Ryan Kankowski of the Sharks.
2014 Hurricanes season
Adam Hill takes on the Sharks defence in Durban.
TJ Perenara
Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara attempts to toe the ball forward during the second half against the Stormers.
Cory Jane
Canes wing Cory Jane is all smiles after scoring in Port Elizabeth.
Julian Savea
Julian Savea crosses the line to score against the Stormers.
Hadleigh Parkes
Hadleigh Parkes evades the tackle of a Stormers defender in Round 3.
Beauden Barrett
Beauden Barrett converts Cory Jane's try from the sideline.
2014 Hurricanes season
Adam Hill of the Hurricanes is tackled by Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies in Wellington.
2014 Hurricanes season
Blade Thomson goes over the score against the Brumbies in Wellington.
2014 Hurricanes season
Beauden Barrett makes a break for the Hurricanes against the Brumbies in Wellington.
2014 Hurricanes season
Hurricanes players cannot hide their dejection after losing to the Brumbies at home.
Conrad Smith
Conrad Smith breaks through a Hurricanes banner as he runs onto the field for his 100th match.
Conrad Smith
Conrad Smith poses in front of a fan's banner celebrating his 100 Super Rugby matches.
Conrad Smith
Conrad Smith high-fives Motu Matu'u after the big hooker scored against the Cheetahs.
Chris Smylie
Halfback Chris Smylie makes a break down the sideline as Julian Savea calls for the pass.
Dane Coles
James Marshall grabs Dane Coles around the face after a Hurricanes try.
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Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett congratulates Tim Bateman after the his side beat the Crusaders in Christchurch.
2014 Hurricanes season
Hurricanes centurion Conrad Smith celebrates a much-needed win for his team over the Crusaders.
2014 Hurricanes season
Alapati Leiua goes over to score the match-winning try for the Hurricanes against the Crusaders.
2014 Hurricanes season
Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara spins a lovely pass from a ruck against the Crusaders.
2014 Hurricanes season
The Hurricanes and Bulls packs get ready to engage at McLean Park in Napier under the gaze of referee Steve Walsh.
2014 Hurricanes season
Julian Savea makes a break for the Hurricanes against the Bulls in Napier.
2014 Hurricanes season
Hurricane Brad Shields is wrapped up by a swarming Bulls defence at McLean Bark.
2014 Hurricanes season
Jeremy Thrush shows his delight at the final whistle as the Hurricanes beat the Bulls.
2014 Hurricanes season
Conrad Smith of the Hurricanes and James Horwill of the Reds share a moment's silence to mark Anzac Day.
2014 Hurricanes season
Hurricanes flanker Ardie Savea celebrates his try against the Reds at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
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Reds halfback Will Genia, right, tries to get to the ball ahead of Hurricanes winger Julian Savea.
2014 Hurricanes season
Chris Feauai-Sautia of the Reds looks dejected as the Hurricanes players celebrate another try in Wellington.
Hurricanes 2014 season
Andre Taylor of the Hurricanes evades the tackle of Kane Douglas of the Waratahs.
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Kurtley Beale of the Waratahs meets some stern Hurricanes defence in Sydney.
Hurricanes 2014 season
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen of the Hurricanes scores a try against the Waratahs in Sydney.
Hurricanes 2014 season
Hurricanes Conrad Smith and Cory Jane chase after the Waratahs' Rob Horne.
Hurricanes 2014 season
Alapati Leiua of the Hurricanes is tackled by Bryce Hegarty of the Rebels.
Hurricanes 2014 season
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen of the Hurricanes passes whilst being tackled by Luke Jones of the Rebels.
Hurricanes 2014 season
Conrad Smith of the Hurricanes reacts after being sent to the sin bin against the Rebels in Melbourne.
Hurricanes 2014 season
Conrad Smith of the Hurricanes scores a try despite the efforts of the Rebels' Tom English.
Lolagi Visinia and Julian Savea
The Hurricanes Julian Savea gets away from Blues Lolagi Visinia.
Bryn Hall and Beauden Barrett.
The Blues' Bryn Hall chases down Hurricane Beauden Barrett.
Julian Savea
Julian Savea celebrates the Hurricanes' win over the Crusaders during their Round 17 Super Rugby match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Dan Carter
Dan Carter of the Crusaders looks to make a break against the Hurricanes during his first Super Rugby appearance of the season.
Ryan Crotty
Ryan Crotty, captain of the Crusaders, is tackled by Ardie Savea of the Hurricanes during their Super Rugby clash at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Andy Ellis
Andy Ellis of the Crusaders and Dane Coles of the Hurricanes scuffle during their round 17 Super Rugby match.
Asaeli Tikoirotuma
Asaeli Tikoirotuma from the Chiefs during his side's 24-16 win over the Hurricanes in Hamilton.
Hadleigh Parkes
Hadleigh Parkes from the Hurricanes celebrates a try during his side's Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Ben Tameifuna
Ben Tameifuna of the Chiefs steps out of the tackles of Ardie Savea (left) and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen of the Hurricanes during his side's round 18 Super Rugby win in Hamilton.
Jeremy Thrush
Jeremy Thrush of the Hurricanes charges into Liam Messam of the Chiefs with the assistance of Ben Franks (left) during the round 18 clash between the two sides at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.
Ardie Savea
Ardie Savea of the Hurricanes is tackled by Chiefs captain Aaron Cruden during the round 18 fixture at Waikato Stadium.

The big guns are rumbling back for the Hurricanes, with All Blacks Victor Vito and Cory Jane returning to the starting lineup for Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Bulls in Napier.

Vito (knee) will don the No 8 jersey for his first match of the season while Jane returns to the right wing after an ankle injury. And in more positive fitness news, loose forward Brad Shields (knee) makes his first appearance of the year on the bench.

Both Vito and Shields suffered their injuries in the pre-season and their respective returns bolster the Hurricanes pack against the seventh-placed Bulls who drew with the Chiefs in Pretoria on Sunday.

Cory Jane
HE'S BACK: Cory Jane's been named in the starting XV for the Hurricanes this weekend.

Shields and Blade Thomson provide loose forward cover on the bench, meaning no room for last year's All Blacks tourist Ardie Savea.

Alapati Leiua, who scored the matchwinning try against the Crusaders on Friday, shifts to second five-eighth for the injured Tim Bateman. The latter suffered a shoulder injury in his return match in Christchurch.

There is also doubt in the front row, with prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen bracketed with John Schwalger after suffering a head knock against the Crusaders.

Toomaga-Allen will be monitored for the remainder of the week to determine whether he is fit to play on Saturday. If not, his starting spot will go to Schwalger, and Reggie Goodes - returning from a toe injury - will come on to the bench.

HURRICANES: Andre Taylor, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Alapati Leiua, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, Victor Vito, Jack Lam, Faifili Levave, James Broadhurst, Jeremy Thrush, Jeff Toomaga-Allen/John Schwalger, Dane Coles, Ben Franks. Reserves: Ash Dixon, Chris Eves, Schwalger/Reggie Goodes, Blade Thomson, Brad Shields, Billy Guyton, Hadleigh Parkes, Marty Banks.

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