Ben Lam hits 50 for Hurricanes

Date published: July 23 2020

Left wing Ben Lam will play his 50th game for the Hurricanes when they take on the Crusaders in Saturday’s Super Rugby Aotearoa clash in Christchurch.

Lam’s been with the Hurricanes since 2017, and in that time, he’s scored 32 tries (160 points) for the Wellington-based outfit.

Hurricanes head coach Jason Holland has made a couple of changes to his starting line-up after last weekend’s win against the Blues in Wellington.

Co-captain Dane Coles will not travel with the squad due to a minor back complaint. It means Asafo Aumua takes over the number two jersey, with Ricky Riccitelli starting on the bench.

The rest of the run-on side remains largely unchanged, with the only exception being Wes Goosen who gets the nod ahead of Kobus van Wyk on the right wing.

On the replacements bench, Chase Tiatia, Tevita Mafileo and Vince Aso come into the fold – with the rest unchanged.

Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen 13 Peter Umaga-Jensen 12 Ngani Laumape 11 Ben Lam, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Ardie Savea 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Fraser Armstrong
Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Vaea Fifita, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Vince Aso, 23 Chase Tiatia

Date: Saturday, July 25
Venue: Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 19:05 (08:05 BST, 07:05 GMT)
Referee: James Doleman
Assistant referees: Paul Williams, Mike Fraser
TMO: Ben O’Keeffe