Hurricanes team named to play Crusaders

Hurricanes team named to play Crusaders

Hurricanes team named to play Crusaders 800 600 HKRFU
Media Release

February 12

Team named for final pre-season clash

The Hurricanes head to Levin this Friday for their final pre-season match ahead of the 2014 Investec Super Rugby season.

With the team set to depart for South Africa on Saturday, coach Mark Hammett is giving his whole squad the opportunity to put their best foot forward against the Crusaders.

All Black Beauden Barrett slots into the first five-eighth role, in what will be his first game back, with newcomer Marty Banks named at fullback. Captain Conrad Smith, Jeremy Thrush, and Cory Jane also return to the starting line-up, along with Alapati Leiua who returns from injury.

The match at the Levin Domain kicks off at 4pm.

The team to face the Crusaders is;

1. Ben Franks

2. Dane Coles

3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

4. Jeremy Thrush

5. Mark Abbott

6. Adam Hill

7. Jack Lam

8. Victor Vito

9. TJ Perenara

10. Beauden Barrett

11. Alapati Leiua

12. Tim Bateman

13. Conrad Smith (c)

14. Cory Jane

15. Marty Banks


16. Motu Matu’u

17. Ash Dixon

18. John Schwalger

19. Brendon Edmonds

20. Chris Eves

21. James Broadhurst

22. Mark Reddish

23. Blade Thomson

24. Faifili Levave

25. Ardie Savea

26. Callum Gibbins

27. Chris Smylie

28. Billy Guyton

29. James Marshall

30. Hadleigh Parkes

31. Cardiff Vaega

32. Julian Savea

33. Nehe Milner-Skudder

34. Andre Taylor

Tickets cost just $10 an adult and primary and secondary school students are free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased from the following vendors: Sportsworld Levin, Paper Plus Levin, Take Note Waikanae, Mowbrays Collectables, Placemakers Levin, Placemakers Paraparaumu, HKRFU Office or Ticketek.

If you have any enquiries, please contact HKRFU Office on 06 367 8059.