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Hurricanes make two changes

05th March 2014 05:42

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James Marshall: Starts at full-back

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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