Hurricanes make two changes

Date published: March 5 2014

Hurricanes boss Mark Hammett has made two changes to his side for Friday's clash with the Brumbies in Wellington.

Hurricanes boss Mark Hammett has made two changes to his side for Friday's clash with the Brumbies in Wellington.

Amongst the forwards, Adam Hill comes into the run-on side on the blindside flank for Faifili Levave who has been ruled out through injury while, in the back-line, James Marshall replaces Marty Banks at full-back.

Hammett and his charges are excited to play their first home match of the season after they suffered two defeats – to the Sharks and Stormers – on their recent tour to South Africa.

There will also be a special post-match presentation at this weekend's fixture to mark Ben Franks' 100th Super Rugby game which he achieved against the Stormers last weekend.

Hurricanes: 15 James Marshall, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (c), 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Adam Hill, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 John Schwalger, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks.
Replacements 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 James Broadhurst, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Alapati Leiua, 23 Marty Banks.

Date: Friday, March 7
Kick-off: 19:35 local (06:35 GMT)
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

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