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'Canes return for Vito and Jane

02nd April 2014 17:22

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Victor Vito alongside Brad Shields at Hurricanes shoot

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The Hurricanes have been boosted by the return of both Victor Vito and Cory Jane for Saturday's Super Rugby clash with the Bulls at McLean Park, Napier.

The All Black duo start the game at number eight and right wing respectively while Brad Shields makes his return to the squad via the bench.

Tim Bateman is ruled out of the game so Alapati Leiua lines up in midfield alongside Conrad Smith, with Andre Taylor continuing at fifteen.

Vito and Shields' comeback to the squad means Blade Thomson moves to the bench while Ardie Savea drops out altogether for the home game.

Jeff Toomaga-Allen is a doubt and is therefore bracketed with John Schwalger, with Reggie Goodes backing up the latter on the bench.

Hurricanes: 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Alapati Leiua, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen/John Schwalger, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Chris Eves, 18 John Schwalger/Reggie Goodes, 19 Blade Thomson, 20 Brad Shields, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Hadleigh Parkes, 23 Marty Banks.

Date: Saturday, April 5
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
Kick-off: 19.35 local (07:35 BST, 06.35 GMT)
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Ben O'Keefe (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

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