Smith set for Canes comeback

Tue, 28 May 2013 15:49
Large conrad smith hurricanes2 63 Large dane coles scrum Large jamesbroadhurstcrusaders

Fit-again Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith and hooker Dane Coles return to the starting XV for Friday’s match against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Fit-again Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith and hooker Dane Coles return to the starting line-up for Friday’s match against the Australian Conference-leading Brumbies in Canberra.
 
Reynold Lee-Lo moves in one spot to inside centre to make way for Smith while Ash Dixon will be on the bench as the back-up hooker.
 
Joining Smith and Coles in the starting line-up are James Broadhurst and Brad Shields. Mark Reddish comes into the reserves and will be alongside Faifili Levave, who swaps places with Shields this week.
 
Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett said of his team selection: “Both Dane and Conrad have recovered well and are looking forward to getting back onto the field for this match.
 
“There were some tough calls this week, but Rey has worked hard in the past few weeks, stepping up in Conrad’s absence so he gets another opportunity in the midfield.

“We also get an opportunity to give James a start with Jeremy in the locking combination. Jason has played a lot of minutes this year and Broady has had some solid performances off the bench.”

Despite taking a knock to his knee in training, Jack Lam will be fit to take his place in the starting line-up for Friday as long as he gets through Wednesday’s training session.
 
Hurricanes: 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain) 12 Reynold Lee-Lo, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben May, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 18 Mark Reddish, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 James Marshall.

Date: Friday, May 31
Venue: Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 19.40 (9.40 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia), Matt O'Brien (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 17h05 Kingspan Stadium
Sun, 22 April 2018
Brumbies v Jaguares 06h05 Canberra
Racing Metro v Munster 14h15 Paris
Fri, 27 April 2018
Munster v Ulster 22h00 Thomond Park
Kings v Cheetahs 22h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Treviso v Zebre 22h00 Stadio Monigo
Dragons v Scarlets 22h00 Rodney Parade
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 22h00 Myreside
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 22h00 Cardiff Arms Park
Connacht v Leinster 22h00 Sportsground
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 22h00 Sixways
Wasps v Northampton Saints 22h00 Ricoh Arena
London Irish v Saracens 22h00 Madejski Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 22h00 Welford Road
Gloucester v Bath 22h00 Kingsholm
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 22h00 Sandy Park
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 8 5 1 2 24
Rebels 7 4 0 3 21
Brumbies 7 3 0 4 14
Reds 8 3 0 5 13
Sunwolves 8 0 0 8 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 8 6 0 2 29
Hurricanes 7 6 0 1 27
Highlanders 7 5 0 2 24
Chiefs 8 6 0 2 26
Blues 7 2 0 12
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 9 6 0 3 30
Bulls 8 4 0 4 19
Sharks 9 3 1 5 18
Stormers 9 3 0 6 14
Jaguares 6 2 0 4 8