New-look Canes to tackle Blues

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:51
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Hurricanes head coach Mark Hammett has named his 27-man team to face the Blues in Masterton this Saturday.
Plenty of new faces will get a run for the Hurricanes this weekend, with the majority of the new squad and wider training group members set to go up against the Blues.
After a gruelling pre-season that has seen the squad undergo a number of intensive training sessions, the Hurricanes are itching to get onto Memorial Park for their first hit-out of 2014.
The game kicks off at 3pm local time, with a number of feature Sevens matches set to warm up the crowd from 12.55pm.

Hurricanes: 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Newton Tudreu, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Cardiff Vaega, 11 Matt Proctor, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Chris Smylie, 8 Brad Shields, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Jack Lam, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Brendon Edmonds, 2 Joe Royal, 1 Chris Eves.
Replacements: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Adrian Barone, 18 John Schwalger, 19 Mark Reddish, 20 Blade Thomson, 21 Faifili Levave, 22 Adam Hill, 23 Callum Gibbins, 24 Billy Guyton, 25  Beaudein Waaka, 26 Hadleigh Parkes, 27 Andre Taylor.

Date: Saturday, February 1
Venue: Memorial Park, Masterton
Kick-off: 15.00
Chris Pollock